§ Baroness Amos:
My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has made the following Ministerial Statement.
I have today laid in Parliament the annual report for 2003 of Jim McDonald, the Independent Assessor of Military Complaints Procedures. The report of the independent assessor continues to provide valuable reassurance to both the public and the Government that the Army's complaints procedures stand scrutiny. I will consider Mr McDonald's report carefully and respond in due course.