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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.

The Committee has also a Sub-Committee to inquire into topics of its choosing. Currently on the Security of 5G. Find out more about the Defence Sub-Committee.

For information about the work of committees before 2020 please visit committees before 2020, inquiries before 2020 or publications before 2020.

Committee news

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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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Defence Committee to hold evidence session on MoD and Armed Forces’ progress on the F-35 and Carrier Strike programmes
Defence Committee examines possible impact on the programmes of the ongoing Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review
11 September 2020
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Committee to question Plymouth City Council and Unions
Defence Committee to question Plymouth City Council and Unions on defence procurement and prosperity
7 September 2020
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The Integrated Review: An Opportunity to Reset the UK's Defence Posture
Committee publish report In Search of Strategy – The 2020 Integrated Review
13 August 2020
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Defence Committee launches inquiry into foreign involvement in the Defence supply chain
Committee launch inquiry into Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain
30 July 2020
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Defence Committee to hear from Vodafone and BT in its final evidence session on the Security of 5G
Defence Committee will hear from witnesses from BT Group and Vodafone UK
24 July 2020
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Defence Committee to check the MoD's progress on the duty of care of Service personnel in training, exercise and selection events
Committee to take evidence for inquiry into Military Exercises and the Duty of Care: Further Follow-Up
17 July 2020
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Procurement and use of Armoured Fighting Vehicles inquiry launched
Defence Committee launches inquiry into Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AVFs)
17 July 2020
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Defence Committee to hold evidence session on Defence's role in Covid-19 response
Questions will explore Defence's broader role in responding to crises, with specific reference to the ongoing pandemic
10 July 2020
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Defence Committee to question the Chief of the Defence Staff
General Sir Nick Carter will be questioned on a broad range of areas currently being explored by the Defence Committee
3 July 2020
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Defence Committee to hold evidence session on the Security of 5G
Ben Wallace, Secretary of State for Defence, and Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for DCMS, to be questioned
26 June 2020
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Committee to question industry and trade bodies on defence procurement and prosperity
Committee to question industry and trade bodies on defence procurement and prosperity
19 June 2020
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Defence Committee to hold session on security and geopolitics of 5G
Defence Committee to hold session on security and geopolitics of 5G
12 June 2020
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Defence Committee to take evidence from US experts on the geopolitics of 5G
Questions will focus on the international response to Huawei's involvement in 5G setup, and the role of 5G in China's global ambitions
1 June 2020
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Publication of Correspondence with Secretary of State for Defence
Defence Committee publishes correspondence on the Armed Forces' use of insect repellent as protection against coronavirus
14 May 2020
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New inquiry: Defence's contribution to the UK's pandemic response
Committee launches its inquiry into Defence's contribution to the UK's pandemic response
14 May 2020
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