To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate he has made of when the independent QC's inquiry into the management of the Ajax Armoured Vehicle programme will be concluded; whether he plans to publish that report; and if he will make a statement.
14 September 2022
Clive Sheldon KC was formally appointed on 19 May 2022 to lead the independent Ajax Lessons Learned Review. In accordance with his terms of reference, he advised the Department in June that he estimated it would take him a further six months to finish gathering information and draft his report. I intend to publish the report, subject to redaction of commercially sensitive content and personal information where applicable, as soon as possible after it is finalised.