HC Deb 16 November 1987 vol 122 c459W
Mr. Key

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to announce his Department's response to the report of the National Audit Office on the use of manpower in his Department; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Sainsbury

The NAO is conducting an equiry into the use of manpower by MOD; but its report has not yet been published. It is the normal practice for NAO reports to be considered by the Public Accounts Committee which takes evidence from the Department concerned.