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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 Sub-Committee launches inquiry into MOD equipment procurement process
Defence Sub-Committee inquiry examines the strengths and weaknesses of DE&S
26 January 2023
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Committee publishes Government response to Defence Space report
Defence Committee publishes the Government response to its report “Defence Space: through adversity to the stars?”
16 January 2023
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Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing and Lockheed Martin to face questions from Defence Committee
Defence Committee questions industry representatives from Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing and Lockheed Martin
25 November 2022
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Lieutenant General (Retd) Richard Nugee to explore defence and climate change
Defence Committee examines the Ministry of Defence’s strategy for combatting climate change
18 November 2022
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Defence Committee holds Women in the Armed Forces follow-up session with MOD
Defence Committee holds an evidence session assessing the Government’s progress on the recommendations of the Women in the Armed Forces report.
8 November 2022
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Secretary of State questioned on US, UK and NATO
Defence Committee explores issues including the UK’s contributions to NATO soldiers and equipment
31 October 2022
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Defence’s lack of progress in space domain “unacceptable” and UK “lagging behind Italy”
Committee publishes its report “Defence Space: through adversity to the stars?”
19 October 2022
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Defence Committee announces Sub-Committee on Cultural Defence Diplomacy
Defence Sub-Committee launch inquiry
14 October 2022
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Defence Committee opens new call for evidence on Women in the Armed Forces
Defence Committee launches follow-up inquiry into Women in the Armed Forces
3 October 2022
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Defence Committee publishes Government response to Sub-Committee report on the Treatment of Contracted Staff for the MOD’s Ancillary Services
Government responds to Defence Committee report on the treatment of contracted staff for the MoD’s Ancillary Services
22 September 2022
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Act now to prepare our nation’s defences
Committee publishes its report “The Integrated Review, Defence in a Competitive Age and the Defence and Security Industrial Strategy”
28 July 2022
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MOD Minister of State faces questions from Defence Committee
Defence Committee hears from James Heappey MP, Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence
8 July 2022
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Defence Committee publishes letter from MOD on Navy
Defence Committee publishes letter from the Minister of State for Defence Procurement, on the Royal Navy
29 June 2022
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Experts questioned on aviation procurement
Defence Committee examine topics including the worsening European security environment and the effect that this will have on the UK’s air-power requirements
27 June 2022
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Defence Committee examines threat from China
Committee to hold an evidence session starting its inquiry into the Indo-Pacific by examining the threat from China
6 June 2022
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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
Total results 226 (page 1 of 12)