Defence Policy Review Engagement Plan

Published: 13 Jun 2023

Category: Cabinet material

This publication provides documents pertaining to the External Relations and Security Committee’s decision on 21 November 2022 to undertake an engagement process as part of the Defence Policy Review.

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The pack comprises the following documents:

  • Defence Policy Review: Engagement Plan Cabinet minute [ERS-22-MIN-0054]
  • Defence Policy Review: Engagement Plan Cabinet paper [ERS-22-SUB-0054].

It has been necessary to withhold certain information in accordance with the following provisions of the Official Information Act 1982. Where information is withheld, the relevant sections of the Act are indicated in the body of the document. Where information has been withheld in accordance with section 9(2) of the Act, no public interest has been identified that would outweigh the reasons for withholding it.

Information is also withheld in order to:

  • maintain the constitutional conventions for the timing being which protect the confidentiality of advice tendered by Ministers of the Crown and officials [section 9(2)(f)(iv)]
  • maintain the effective conduct of public affairs through the free and frank expression of opinions by or between or to Ministers of the Crown or members of an organisation or officers and employees of any department or organisation in the course of their duty [section 9(2)(g)(i)]

Annex B of the Cabinet paper, entitled Defence Policy Review Online Survey Questions is withheld under section 9(2)(g)(i) of the Act. The questions used for the online survey are enclosed.


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