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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 X (formerly Twitter) usingĀ @CommonsDefence.

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The Committee also has a Sub-Committee to inquire into topics of its choosing, currently on Service Accommodation.

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Past events

Monday 27 November 2023
3:30pm Public
Service Accommodation - Oral evidence 27 November 2023
  • Craig McGilvray (Managing Director for Complex Facilities at Amey)
  • Jerry Moloney (Managing Director at VIVO Defence Services)
  • Claire Kober OBE (Managing Director of Homes at Pinnacle Group)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 22 November 2023
2:30pm Public
Armed Forces Readiness - Oral evidence 22 November 2023
  • Rt Hon James Heappey MP (Minister for the Armed Forces at Ministry of Defence)
  • General Sir Jim Hockenhull (Commander of Strategic Command at Ministry of Defence)
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 15 November 2023
2:00pm Private
2:30pm Public
Introductory Session with the Defence Secretary - Oral evidence 15 November 2023
  • Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (Secretary of State at Ministry of Defence)
  • David Williams (Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Defence)
  • Lieutenant General Rob Magowan CB CBE (Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Financial and Military Capability) at Ministry of Defence)
  • Paul Wyatt (Director General, Security Policy at Ministry of Defence)
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Tuesday 14 November 2023
10:30am Public
Women in the Armed Forces: Follow-Up (2023) - Oral evidence 14 November 2023
  • Rt Hon Dr Andrew Murrison MP (Minister for Defence People, Veterans and Service Families at Ministry of Defence)
  • Admiral Sir Ben Key KCB CBE (First Sea Lord at Ministry of Defence)
  • Air Marshal Paul Lloyd (Deputy Chief of the Air Staff at Ministry of Defence)
  • Lieutenant General Sharon Nesmith (Deputy Chief of the General Staff at Ministry of Defence)
  • Sam des Forges (Director of Conduct, Equity and Justice at Ministry of Defence)
Room 5, Palace of Westminster

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  • Address: Defence Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA