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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 the Treatment of Contracted Staff for The MoD’s Ancillary Services.

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Committee news

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Defence Committee seeks views of Veterans ahead of evidence hearing with MoD Minister & Office for Veteran Affairs
Defence Committee launches online survey to seek the views of veterans and their families
23 May 2022
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General Sir James Everard questioned on UK’s relationships with NATO and the US
Defence Committee questions former NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe
19 May 2022
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Defence Committee to haul in MoD over Government response to Operation Isotrope migrant crossings report
Defence Committee publishes the Government Response to their Operation Isotrope Report
19 May 2022
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Committee examines Government’s shipbuilding policy
Defence Committee examines the Government’s shipbuilding policy, following the publication of the Government’s National Shipbuilding Strategy Refresh
12 May 2022
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Committee launches Defence & Climate Change inquiry
Committee launches Defence & Climate Change inquiry
12 May 2022
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Tobias Ellwood, Defence Chair, writes to Secretary of State on naval fleet and Navy procurement
Chair of Defence Committee writes to Secretary of State for Defence
28 April 2022
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MoD officials questioned on Annual Report and Accounts
Defence Committee examines the Department’s objectives, management and effective use of taxpayer’s money
21 April 2022
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Defence Committee questions Gen Sir Richard Barrons, former head of Joint Forces Command
Committee to take evidence from Gen Sir Richard Barrons, former head of Joint Forces Command.
14 April 2022
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Defence Committee launches inquiry into aviation procurement
The inquiry will cover the RAF and the Naval and Army Air Arms, as well as both rotary and fixed wing assets.
21 March 2022
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Former UK Defence Secretary and Secretary General of NATO, Lord Robertson, to give evidence
Defence Committee hears from Lord Robertson on the changing role of NATO following the crises in Afghanistan and now in Ukraine
11 March 2022
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Operation Isotrope: MOD has "little to gain and much to lose"
Defence Committee publishes report: “Operation Isotrope: the use of the military to counter migrant crossings”
11 March 2022
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MOD and BEIS ministers questioned on Space Defence
Defence Committee hold its final session in its inquiry into space defence
7 March 2022
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Expert witnesses questioned on NATO, the UK and the US
Defence Committee explores how the UK can best support the implementation of the NATO 2030 agenda
28 February 2022
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Defence publishes Government response to “We’re going to need a bigger Navy”
Government responds to Defence Committee report
25 February 2022
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Defence Committee makes statement on the deployment of Russian troops in Ukraine
The Committee expresses its firm support for the government and people of Ukraine
22 February 2022
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Russia-Ukraine crisis explored with RUSI and Foreign Policy Research Institute
Defence Committee examines Russia and Ukraine’s military capabilities, as well as potential invasion scenarios
7 February 2022
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Committee launch inquiry on Indo-Pacific
The Defence Committee inquiry focuses on the importance of the Indo-Pacific to the UK
1 February 2022
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Defence holds session on use of military to counter migrant crossings
On 26 January, at 09.30, the Defence Committee will hold an evidence session
25 January 2022
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Russia-Ukraine crisis examined by Defence Committee
Defence Committee hears from expert witnesses
21 January 2022
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Defence Committee to hold session on use of the military to counter migrant crossings
The Defence Committee explores the process that led to the decision to start Operation Isotrope
19 January 2022
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