HC Deb 16 July 1997 vol 298 c236W
Mr. Forth

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list for the Strategic Defence Review(a) the expected completion date and (b) the cost of conducting the review. [8234]

Dr. Reid

We expect the work of Strategic Defence Review to be completed around the turn of the year. Although maximum use will be made of existing structures to conduct the review, extra costs will be incurred, including in the process of outside consultation. It is too early to predict the total additional cost.

Mr. Keith Simpson

To ask the Secretary for Defence if he will list the names and appointments of those military and civilian personnel in his Department working in the Strategic Defence Review section. [8191]

Dr. Reid

The Strategic Defence Review is making maximum use of existing structures. It is being co-ordinated by the Directorate of Defence Policy, but a large number of military and civilian personnel across the Department are involved in work relating to the review.