HL Deb 30 April 2003 vol 647 cc107-8WA
Lord Hoyle

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What plans they have to carry out a review of the defence vetting process. [HL2617]

Lord Bach

A business review of the defence vetting process is to be carried out by the Ministry of Defence.

Preliminary work has defined the scope of the study. The second phase will begin shortly and should be completed by the autumn. The aim of the review is to examine the function, role, operation, funding and organisation of the Defence Vetting Agency, to seek to identify key objectives and performance and to determine whether its current status is most appropriate for future needs.

The review team will consult with a range of stakeholders during the course of the review including MoD and single service sponsors, TUs, other government departments and other relevant bodies. The Ministry of Defence is interested also to hear the views of other organisations or individuals who would like to make a contribution to the review. Those wishing to do so should send their contributions by 31 May 2003 to:

  • The Defence Vetting Process Business Review Team
  • Ministry of Defence
  • 2nd Floor
  • St Giles Court
  • 1–13 St Giles High Street
  • London WC2H 8LD
  • Or by email to:
  • dgmo-dmcs25@defence.mod.uk