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Session 2003-04
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Defence Committee Publications

Defence - Second Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 28 January 2004.


Terms of Reference


Inquiries carried out into Government policy proposals

SDR New Chapter

Inquiries into areas seen by the Committee as requiring examination because of deficiencies

Missile Defence

Inquiries into departmental actions

Lessons of Iraq

Defence Procurement

Developments with QinetiQ

Strategic Export Controls


Inquiries into associated public bodies

Inquiries into major appointments

Inquiries into the implementation of legislation and major policy initiatives

Examination of any draft legislation

Arms Control and Disarmament (Inspections) Bill

Draft Civil Contingencies Bill

Armed Forces Pension and Compensation Arrangements

The Government's proposals for secondary legislation under the Export Control Act

Examination of expenditure

Examination of Public Service Agreements

Extent to which a systematic structure is in place for meeting the indicative tasks listed, and response of department

Looking forward

Annex A: Informal Meetings during 2003

Annex B: Specialist advice sought during 2003

Formal minutes

Reports from the Defence Committee since 2001

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