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January 20, 2003

Question written on 20/01/2003

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department is doing to support the Government’s policy on accreditation.

Answered by Lewis Moonie

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is recognised by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of Sate for Defence as the sole national body for the accreditation, against international standards, of certification and inspection bodies, testing and calibration laboratories. The Ministry of Defence uses UKAS accreditation services whenever it is appropriate to do so.