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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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Women in the Armed Forces Sub-Committee publishes Government response
Government responds to Defence Committee report on women in the armed forces
2 December 2021
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National Security Adviser Sir Stephen Lovegrove faces questions from Defence Committee
Defence Committee hears from the National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister and Cabinet
26 November 2021
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MPs hear from General David Petraeus as Afghanistan inquiry continues
MPs to hear from General David Petraeus as Afghanistan inquiry continues
19 November 2021
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Defence Committee holds next session in Afghanistan inquiry
Defence Committee analyse the UK’s military decisions following the Doha Agreement
12 November 2021
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Outgoing Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter, faces final Defence Committee hearing
Defence Committee hears from General Sir Nick Carter
5 November 2021
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Minister questioned on Navy and Naval procurement
The Defence Committee explores issues raised over the course of the inquiry
29 October 2021
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Defence Secretary questioned on UK withdrawal from Afghanistan
MPs question Secretary of State for Defence and Chief of Defence Staff on the UK withdrawal from Afghanistan
22 October 2021
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Defence Committee examine the UK’s naval role in the Indo-Pacific
Australian Defence Minister, Christopher Pyne, to give evidence
17 September 2021
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Defence Committee launch inquiry into withdrawal from Afghanistan
The Defence Committee launches its inquiry into the recent withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan
9 September 2021
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Space Defence: industry representatives to give evidence to Defence Committee
the Defence Committee will hear from representatives from the space sector’s trade body, UKspace, followed by witnesses from Airbus and KISPE Space Systems LtdE
7 September 2021
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Industry representatives questioned on Space Defence
The Defence Committee hears from representatives from the space sector’s trade body, UKspace followed by witnesses from Airbus and KISPE Space Systems LtdE
6 September 2021
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Report: Protecting Those Who Protect Us: Women in the Armed Forces from Recruitment to Civilian Life
Defence Sub-Committee on Women in the Armed Forces publishes report
25 July 2021
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Defence Committee launches inquiry into US, UK and NATO
The relationships with NATO and the US are integral to the UK’s defence, and this inquiry will re-examine those relationships
22 July 2021
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General Dynamics and MoD questioned on AJAX programme
The Defence Committee explores progress on the Ajax programme in light of recent reports
16 July 2021
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Treatment of Contracted Staff for MoD’s Ancillary Services examined with academic and unions
The Defence Sub-Committee on the Treatment of Contracted Staff for the MoD’s Ancillary Services holds its first evidence session
9 July 2021
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Experts questioned on Space Defence
Defence Committee examines issues including the threat that China and Russia present in the space domain
9 July 2021
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Committee publishes Government response to pandemic report
Defence Committee publishes Ministry of Defence response to Manpower or mindset: Defence’s contribution to the UK’s pandemic response
9 July 2021
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Defence to hold one-off evidence session on AJAX programme
The Defence Committee will hold an evidence session with the Minister for Defence Procurement
6 July 2021
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Russia sowing the "seeds of division and instability in Europe"
The Defence Committee publishes its report on Russia and Ukraine border tensions
6 July 2021
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Defence to hear evidence from US Lieutenant General (retired) Ben Hodges
Defence Committee will hear evidence from US Lieutenant General (retired) Ben Hodges, former Commanding General of the United States Army Europe
5 July 2021
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