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Defence Statement

Asked for more information about Des Browne’s statement this afternoon in the House, the PMOS explained that there were two different reports, one (Fulton Report) which was confidential, addressed the questions around the rules of engagement and standard operating procedures used by the Navy in the Gulf. That would be briefed to the House of Commons Defence Select Committee. The second report (Hall Report) addressed the media handling during subsequent incidents, and that was what Des Browne would talk about. At the same time, Lord Drayson would speak in the House of Lords.

Put that if journalists would have access to the Hall Report, did that mean that the Fulton Report was not going to be publicised, the PMOS said it would be clear nonsense to publicise rules of engagement whenever we were dealing with hostile forces.

Put that rules of engagement were one issue, but there were other possible questions, the PMOS replied that they would still remain confidential.

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