SDR (Consultation Document)

Defence written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Julian Brazier Julian Brazier Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the individuals and organisations to whom (a) his Department, (b) its executive agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible sent a copy of the consultation document, A New Chapter to the Strategic Defence Review: the role of the reserves in home defence and security.

Photo of Adam Ingram Adam Ingram Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence

The consultation document "A new chapter to the strategic defence review: the role of the reserves in home defence and security" was distributed by the Ministry of Defence in June 2002, with a consultation period of three months.

It is not possible or practicable to list every individual who received a copy of this document. However, I can confirm that the following organisations or groups of people were sent a copy:

The Chairman and Members of the House of Commons Defence Committee

Opposition Defence Spokesmen

Selected Government Departments

Ex-Chiefs of the Defence Staff

The Local Government Association

Local Government Chief Executives

Emergency Planning Society

Scottish Executive

Northern Ireland Executive

Welsh Assembly

Libraries of both Houses

Media (selected broadcast, print and specialist media)

A limited number of copies were also made available to the regular and reserve forces. However, the primary means of consultation for both the internal and external audience was through the MOD website, which carried a dedicated area for the consultation document.

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