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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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Committee news

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Defence to hold session on mental health of Armed Forces and Veterans
The Defence Committee will reflect on any updates since the Committee’s reports on mental health were released in the last parliament.
8 January 2021
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The Defence Sub-Committee on the Security of 5G publishes Government response
Government responds to Defence Sub-Committee report on the Security of 5G
16 December 2020
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Defence Committee to hold evidence session on Ministry of Defence’s Annual Report and Accounts
Defence Committee hears from senior officials on Ministry of Defence’s Annual Report and Accounts
3 December 2020
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Defence Committee publishes report approving appointment of Service Complaints Ombudsman
Defence Committee approves appointment of Mariette Hughes as the new Service Complaints Ombudsman
3 December 2020
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Defence Committee launch inquiry on Women in the Armed Forces
Defence Committee launches inquiry into Women in the Armed Forces
1 December 2020
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Defence Committee holds pre-appointment hearing for the post of Service Complaints Ombudsman
The hearing examined the suitability of the Government’s preferred candidate for the post of Service Complaints Ombudsman.
26 November 2020
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Defence contribution to UK pandemic response examined
Defence Committee explores the management of the crisis and what has been accomplished to date
20 November 2020
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Chair reacts to PM’s statement on defence spending, the Integrated Review and global Britain
Chair of the Defence Committee, Tobias Ellwood comments on the Commons statement
19 November 2020
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Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain examined
Defence Sub-Committee examines hostile foreign investments and the National Security and Investment Bill
19 November 2020
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Defence Committee to question MoD on defence procurement and prosperity
Jeremy Quin MP, Minister of State for Defence Procurement will take questions from the Defence Committee.
12 November 2020
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Chair for the Defence Sub Committee on Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain, Richard Drax MP, reacts to the National Security and Investment Bill
Chair reacts to the Government’s introduction of the National Security and Investment Bill
11 November 2020
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Committee holds evidence session on cyber threats and risks to the UK
Committee to examine cyber threats to the UK and UK military as part of the Defence Committee's inquiry into The Integrated Review – Threats, Capabilities and Concepts
6 November 2020
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Foreign involvement in the defence supply chain examined
Defence Committee’s Sub-Committee on Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain questions trade associations and SMEs
5 November 2020
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Defence Committee has launched its Sub-Committee on Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain
The Sub-Committee’s inquiry scrutinises the vulnerabilities of the UK’s defence supply chain following the Covid-19 pandemic
4 November 2020
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Defence Committee to hold evidence session on British Army armoured vehicle projects
Brigadier (ret) Ben Barry will be questioned on the current capability of the UK's armoured forces
29 October 2020
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Defence Committee examines British Army armoured vehicle projects
The Defence Committee holds a session on progress in delivering the British Army’s most important armoured vehicle projects
15 October 2020
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Committee questions Service Complaints Ombudsman
The Defence Committee explores the progress on the various programmes of work conducted by the MoD since the Wigston review
9 October 2020
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The Security of 5G: “We must not surrender our national security for the sake of short-term technological development”
Defence Committee publishes report on the Security of 5G
8 October 2020
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Defence Committee to hold evidence session on British Army armoured vehicle projects
Defence Committee holds evidence session on progress in delivering the British Army’s most important armoured vehicle projects
2 October 2020
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Defence Committee holds evidence session on space-based threats and risks to the UK
The evidence session will take place on Tuesday 29 September
25 September 2020
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