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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.

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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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17 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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The Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review
Report:
Published
On 13 August 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 22 October 2020
Opened 5 March 2020
Military Exercises and the Duty of Care: Further Follow-Up
Opened 5 March 2020
Defence industrial policy: procurement and prosperity
Opened 5 March 2020
The Security of 5G
Report:
Published
On 8 October 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 16 December 2020
Opened 6 March 2020
Defence contribution to the UK’s pandemic response
Report:
Published
On 25 March 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 25 May 2021
Opened 12 May 2020
Progress in delivering the British Army’s armoured vehicle capability
Report:
Published
On 14 March 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 14 May 2021
Opened 16 July 2020
Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain
Report:
Published
On 14 February 2021
Govt. response:
Published
On 27 April 2021
Opened 30 July 2020
F-35 and Carrier Strike update
Opened 8 September 2020
The Integrated Review – Threats, Capabilities and Concepts
Opened 23 September 2020
MoD Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20
Opened 30 November 2020
Women in the Armed Forces: From Recruitment to Civilian Life
Opened 1 December 2020
Armed Forces and veterans mental health: follow-up
Opened 6 January 2021
NATO, US and UK Defence Relations
Opened 27 January 2021
China’s military ambitions
Opened 2 February 2021
Defending Global Britain in a Competitive Age
Opened 17 March 2021
Russia and Ukraine border tensions
Opened 14 April 2021
The Navy: purpose and procurement
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 30 May 2021
Opened 23 April 2021

Latest publications

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Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain
Inquiry Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain
Committees Defence Committee
HC 699
Report
Response to this report
Fifth Special Report: Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain: Government Response to the Committee's Fourth Report of Session 2019–21
HC 1380
Special Report
Fifth Special Report: Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain: Government Response to the Committee's Fourth Report of Session 2019–21
Inquiry Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain
Committees Defence Committee
HC 1380
Special Report
Members’ Attendance 2019-21
Attendance statistics

Contact us

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