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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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Report: Defence’s Contribution to the UK’s Pandemic Response
The Defence Committee publishes its report on the UK Armed Forces’ response to the coronavirus pandemic.
25 March 2021
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Two former Chief of Defence Staff to be questioned on Integrated Review and Global Britain
The defence Committee continues its inquiry: Defending Britain in a competitive age
22 March 2021
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Former Chiefs of Defence Staff give evidence on the Integrated Review
The Defence Committee begins it scrutiny of the outcomes of the Integrated Review
18 March 2021
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Service complaints and victim support - evidence session
The Defence Sub-Committee on Women in the Armed Forces will hear from former complaints Ombudsman Nicola Williams. The Sub-Committee will also hear from service charities.
16 March 2021
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Report: Obsolescent and outgunned: the British Army's armoured vehicle capability
Committee publish report on Obsolescent and outgunned: the British Army’s armoured vehicle capability
15 March 2021
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Women in the Armed Forces Sub-Committee publishes written evidence and announces its first evidence session
Defence Sub-Committee holds evidence session on Women in the Armed Forces Sub-Committee
3 March 2021
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Defence Committee holds evidence session on US and UK cooperation
Defence Committee scrutinises US and UK defence relations
26 February 2021
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Defence to hold one-off evidence session on China’s military ambitions
Committee to hear from a panel of expert witnesses as part of a one-off evidence session on China’s military ambitions
19 February 2021
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NATO and US-UK defence relations examined by Defence Committee
The Defence Committee will explore the challenges and opportunities for strengthening NATO, US and UK defence relations.
29 January 2021
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MPs to question Johnny Mercer MP and Nadine Dorries MP
Johnny Mercer and Nadine Dorries will be questioned by the Defence Committee on mental health of the Armed Forces and Veterans.
22 January 2021
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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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