Select Committee on Defence First Report


Tuesday 6 December 2005

Members present:

Mr James Arbuthnot, in the Chair

Mr Colin Breed
Mr David Crausby
Linda Gilroy
Mr Dai Havard
Mr Kevan Jones
Robert Key
Mr Desmond Swayne

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report [Armed Forces Bill], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1 to 17 read and agreed to.

Summary agreed to.

Ordered, That the following Paper be appended to the Report: [Letter to the Chairman from the Secretary of State for Defence].

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


Adjourned till Tuesday 13 December at Ten o'clock

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