Select Committee on Defence Sixth Report

1  Introduction

1. The Ministry of Defence's Annual Report and Accounts 2004-05, published on 28 October 2005, combines the Annual Performance Report and Consolidated Departmental Resource Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2005.[1] This is the third year that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has combined its Annual Performance Report and Consolidated Departmental Resource Accounts into one document.

2. Our inquiry examined issues relating to both the Annual Performance Report and the Consolidated Departmental Resource Accounts. We also examined the gifting of Operational Ration Packs to the United States of America which took place in the 2005-06 financial year.

3. Mr Bill Jeffrey was appointed MoD's Permanent Under Secretary of State (PUS) on 21 November 2005, replacing Sir Kevin Tebbit. We took evidence from Mr Jeffrey and Mr Trevor Woolley, MoD's Finance Director, on 24 January 2006. We received written evidence from MoD both before and after the oral evidence session. Both oral and written evidence are printed with this report.[2]

1   Ministry of Defence, Annual Report and Accounts 2004-2005, HC 464 Back

2   Ev 1-32 Back

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