07 Feb 07. Defence Committee: New Inquiry. The Committee announced (7 Feb 07) a new Inquiry: UK Defence: Commitments and Reserves. It is intended to review whether the assumptions in the 1998 Strategic Defence Review and the 2005 Future Capabilities White Paper still hold good when looking at the UK’s future place in the world.
Comment: The Committee is to take evidence from the Chief of the Defence Staff on Tue 6 Mar 07 and from additional witnesses on Tue 13 Mar 07. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 0707, 12 Feb 07)
Feb 07. Parliament: Spring Half Term Recess. Both Houses of Parliament rose on Thu 8 Feb 07 and are to return on Mon 19 Feb 07. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 0707, 12 Feb 07)