Mr D.J. Maynier (DA) to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans
Whether, with reference to her statement in the National Assembly on 16 November 2010 (details furnished), she intends to table the full (a) first interim report, (b), second interim report and (c) final report of the Interim National Defence Service Commission; if not, why not; if so, when;
whether she intends making the full (a) first interim report, second interim report and (c) final report of the Interim National Defence Force Service Commission available to the public?: if not, why not; if so when;
Whether she will make a statement on the matter? NW4330E
1. During a media briefing on 25 November 2010 I stated that the Final Report was approved by Cabinet on 24 November 2010 and sent to the Speaker of the National and the Chairperson of the NCOP on 25 November 2010. Cabinet instructed that the report of the Interim National Defence Force Service Commission be tabled before the Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD). The Report approved by Cabinet on 24 November 2010 deals with previous interim reports.
2. Interim reports are just that – INTERIM and I have explained this to Parliament and the Portfolio Committee on several occasions. The Honourable Member suggested that the first and second interim reports were leaked to him, so I am not sure why he requires a further copy.
Cabinet instructed that the report be tabled before the Joint Standing Committee on Defence. The said Committee would have to decide on the public release of the report.