HC Deb 11 February 2004 vol 417 cc1457-8W
Mr. Brazier

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the individuals and organisations to whom(a) his Department, (b) its executive agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible sent a copy of the consultation document, A New Chapter to the Strategic Defence Review: the role of the reserves in home defence and security. [153851]

Mr. Ingram

The consultation document "A new chapter to the strategic defence review: the role of the reserves in home defence and security" was distributed by the Ministry of Defence in June 2002, with a consultation period of three months.

It is not possible or practicable to list every individual who received a copy of this document. However, I can confirm that the following organisations or groups of people were sent a copy:

  • The Chairman and Members of the House of Commons Defence Committee
  • Opposition Defence Spokesmen
  • Selected Government Departments
  • Ex-Chiefs of the Defence Staff
  • The Local Government Association
  • Local Government Chief Executives
  • Emergency Planning Society
  • Scottish Executive
  • Northern Ireland Executive
  • Welsh Assembly
  • Libraries of both Houses
  • Media (selected broadcast, print and specialist media)

A limited number of copies were also made available to the regular and reserve forces. However, the primary means of consultation for both the internal and external audience was through the MOD website, which carried a dedicated area for the consultation document.