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Here you can browse the Minutes of Evidence which were ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 22 October 2003.

Oral evidence

Taken before the Defence Committee

on Wednesday 22 October 2003

Members present:

Mr James CranMr Gerald Howarth
Mr David CrausbyMr Kevan Jones
Mike GapesMr Frank Roy
Mr Mike HancockMr Peter Viggers
Mr Dai Havard

In the absence of the Chairman, Mr David Crausby was called to the Chair


Examination of Witnesses

Lieutenant General Anthony Palmer CBE, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Personnel), Ministry of Defence, Brigadier the Duke of Westminster KG OBE TD DL, Director Reserve Forces and Cadets, Brigadier Andrew Farquhar CBE, HQ Land Command, Air Commodore David Case, Director Plans and Reserves HQ Personnel and Training Command, and Captain Chris Massie-Taylor OBE, Director Naval Reserves, examined.

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Examination of Witnesses

Surgeon Vice Admiral Ian Jenkins CVO QHS, Surgeon General, Lieutenant General Kevin O'Donoghue CBE, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Health), Surgeon Commander David Birt, Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit, Derriford, Brigadier Alan Hawley OBE, Director British Forces Germany, Health Service, Wing Commander Michael Almond, Officer Commanding 4626 (County of Wiltshire) Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force and Colonel Steve Howe CBE, PJHQ, Ministry of Defence, examined.

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