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Armed Forces: Career Development

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 138879, tabled on 18 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to ensure that his Department's review into promotion boards is published.

Answered on

26 January 2021

As part of the Ministry of Defence's ongoing commitment to maximising the full potential of all our personnel, the Chiefs of Staff announced last year an ambitious programme of policy and process reviews. In consultation with the single Services and on reviewing work already in progress, it was agreed that this review would focus on the processes and procedures that lead up to a Promotion Board rather than the Boards themselves. There is no intention to publish this review outside of the Department, rather, it will be used internally to further inform policy development to deliver on departmental ambitions.