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Defence Committee to check the MoD’s progress on the duty of care of Service personnel in training, exercise and selection events

17 July 2020

This is the second follow-up session to the previous Defence Committee’s 2016 report, Beyond Endurance? Military Exercises and Duty of Care. An initial follow-up evidence session was held in November 2016.

Purpose of the session

This evidence session will focus on what has been achieved since the Committees 2016 report, it will consider:

  • whether the actions taken have addressed the concerns of the Committee;

  • if lessons have been learnt;

  • whether appropriate individual and corporate accountability structures have been established;

  • if a culture of continual learning exists within the MoD and Armed Forces;

  • whether the support provided to families is adequate; and

  • if there is scope for further improvement.

The session will not consider individual cases.

Witnesses

Tuesday 21 July 2020, Committee Room 6

At 2.30pm:

Panel 1

  • Philip White, Director of Regulation, Health and Safety Executive

  • Samantha Peace, Director of Field Operations, Health and Safety Executive

  • Andrew Cayley, Director Service Prosecutions, Service Prosecuting Authority

Panel 2

  • Baroness Annabel Goldie DL, Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

  • Isabel Letwin CBE, Director, Ministry of Defence Legal Advisers

  • Major General James Illingworth, Director of Land Warfare, Ministry of Defence

  • Air Marshal Susan Gray CB OBE MSc CEng FIET FREng RAF, Director General of the Defence Safety Authority

Further information

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