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Defence Committee

Commons Select Committee

The Defence Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Ministry of Defence and its associated public bodies. You can follow the Committee on Twitter @CommonsDefence.

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The Committee also has a Sub-Committee to inquire into topics of its choosing, currently on Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain.

Find out more about the Defence Sub-Committee

These pages only show information for this committee from the start of 2020 onwards. Earlier information can be found on the previous version of the UK Parliament website.

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15 current inquiries

Inquiries allow committees to consider oral and written evidence on a particular topic. They usually result in the publication of a report.

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Latest publications

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Members’ Attendance 2019-21
Attendance statistics
Sixth Report: Manpower or mindset: Defence’s contribution to the UK’s pandemic response
Inquiry Defence contribution to the UK’s pandemic response
Committees Defence Committee
HC 357
Fifth report: Obsolescent and outgunned: the British Army’s armoured vehicle capability
Inquiry Progress in delivering the British Army’s armoured vehicle capability
Committees Defence Committee
HC 659

Contact us

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  • Phone: 020 7219 5745 (General enquiries) / 075 4651 7626 (Joe Williams: Media enquiries)
  • Address: Defence Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA