Defence Reform Bill — Second Reading

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:01 pm on 10th December 2013.

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Photo of Lord Lee of Trafford Lord Lee of Trafford Liberal Democrat 6:01 pm, 10th December 2013

My noble friend has just given an indication of the cost of the GOCO option so far. I draw his attention to a reply to a Written Question I had tabled:

“The Materiel Strategy programme is currently in the Assessment Phase and is considering two options … The Concept Phase of the programme started in May 2011 and analysed a number of different operating models. It concluded with the approval of the Initial Gate Business Case in April 2013 and cost £12 million. The Assessment Phase is currently developing both DE&S+ and GOCO options”.—[Hansard, 18/11/13; col. WA135.]

Perhaps my noble friend might like to look at that.