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Bill Presented — Defence Reform Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:56 pm on 3rd July 2013.

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Presentation and First Reading (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Secretary Hammond, supported by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, Danny Alexander, Secretary Vince Cable, Secretary Chris Grayling, Francis Maude, the Attorney-General and Mr Philip Dunne, presented a Bill to make provision in connection with any arrangements that may be made by the Secretary of State with respect to the provision to the Secretary of State of defence procurement services; to make provision relating to defence procurement contracts awarded, or amended, otherwise than as a result of a competitive process; to make provision in relation to the reserve forces of the Crown; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 84) with explanatory notes (Bill 84-EN).