Select Committee on Defence Third Report


Wednesday 2 March 2005

Afternoon Sitting:

Members present:

Mr Bruce George, in the Chair

Mr James Cran
Mr David Crausby
Mike Gapes
Mr Mike Hancock
Mr Dai Havard
Mr Kevan Jones
Mr Frank Roy
Mr Peter Viggers

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report (Duty of Care), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 448 read and agreed to.

A paragraph—(Mr Mike Hancock)—brought up and read as follows:

'The Committee remain of the view that the two Commanding Officers of Deepcut at the time of the deaths should have given evidence about the chain of command and what they knew about what was going on in the camp and what actions they took following each of the deaths.'

Question, that the paragraph be inserted in the Report, put and negatived.

Paragraphs 449 to 458 read and agreed to.

Annexes [List Of Duty of Care Visits; Literature Review and Analysis and List of Abbreviations] agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Third Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the provisions of Standing Order No. 134 (select committees (reports)) be applied to the Report.

Ordered, That the Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee be reported to the House.

Ordered, That several memoranda be reported to the House.

The Committee deliberated.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 16 March at 10.00 am

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