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National Security Council

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN HL7367, tabled on 27 April 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Chilcot Checklist is being applied to the policy-making and decision-taking processes of the National Security Council and its sub-committees.

Answered on

10 May 2018

Advice to Ministers in support of NSC discussions is built around the elements of the Chilcot Checklist, covering UK interests & objectives; analysis; outlook (including best and worst case scenarios); and the UK’s contribution (including resourcing). The recent National Security Capability Review builds on this by introducing a new National Security Fusion Doctrine. The Fusion Doctrine creates a more accountable system to support collective Cabinet decision-making, and reinforces a Chilcot-compliant approach to strategies for NSC priorities.

In order to strengthen and systemise legal work in support of NSC decision-making, NSC(O)(Legal) was established in January 2017 to provide strategic oversight of the legal advice being developed and offer general legal support to NSC and NSC(O).

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Cabinet Office