Select Committee on Defence First Special Report


ANNEX G: Committee Recommendations: Progress (continued)

Fourteenth Report: Lessons of Kosovo (HC 347) Published: 24 October 2000
Government Reply: Second Special Report, 2000-01

 Recommendations and undertakings Government Response Committee Response/Follow-up Further GovernmentAction Notes
1.That measures be taken to minimise negative impact of political scrutiny of operations (Para 96) Accepted    
2.That the European deficit in SEAD be addressed (Paras 110 and 111) Accepted    
3.That the balance between air defence and strike capabilities in future aircraft procurement policy be reconsidered (Para 120) Eurofighter being developed as a multi-role aircraft    
4.That the lessons of the failure of the oil embargo are learned (Para 125) Accepted    
5.That NATO's BDA and target approval methodology be renewed (Paras 127, 129, 237) Under consideration    
 Recommendations and undertakings Government Response Committee Response/Follow-up Further GovernmentAction Notes
6.That the lessons of Invincible's involvement be incorporated into the future carrier programme (Para 138) Lessons will be learned    
7.That the Tornado MLU be kept on track (Para 143) Problems being urgently addressed    
8.That a more discriminating ground attack anti-amour missile system is acquired (Para 147-152) Maverick, Stormshadow and Brimstone being acquired    
9.That the procurement programme for TLAM be reviewed (Para 157) Department has no plans to procure Block IV variant    
10.That a timetable for remedying the problems of secure communications interoperability in aircraft be set out (Para 158) Work expected to be completed 'over next few months'    
11.That the programme to digitise the battlespace be hastened (Para 160) Accepted    
 Recommendations and undertakings Government Response Committee Response/Follow-up Further GovernmentAction Notes
12.That the capability of Phoenix to provide targetting data to strike aircraft be developed (Para 164) Useful capabilities subject to wider priorities of equipment programme    
13.That the reprovision of the air tanker fleet be examined in a European context (Para 166) Being discussed with European nations    
14.That the current order for strategic airlift and sealift be re-examined (Para 172) Not accepted    
15.To keep the Committee informed of incidents of damage to Sea Harrier's fuselage-mounted aircraft (Para 176) Accepted    
16.That the UK's guided weapons capability be reviewed (Para 180) Accepted    
17.That PGM stockpile policy be reviewed (Para 182) Accepted    
18.That the scope for better communication between PJHQ and NATO HQ be spelled out (para 199) 'Generally agrees'    
 Recommendations and undertakings Government Response Committee Response/Follow-up Further GovernmentAction Notes
19.That NATO planning, processes and intelligence capabilities be improved (Paras 206-210) Measures reviewed at NATO ministerial, 5/6 December 2000    
20.That planning for humanitarian operations be improved (Para 224) Steps being taken    
21.That NATO develop a strategy for information operations, and resource it (Paras 228-232) Accepted    
22.That work continues to protect IT infrastructures (Para 234) Accepted    
23.That MoD develop a system for identifying, training and using media specialists (Para 246) Accepted    
24.That Parliament is informed of the extent to which costs of Kosovo to MoD are reimbursed by the Treasury or other government departments (Paras 289and 290) Accepted    




 
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