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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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These pages only show information for this committee from the start of 2020 onwards. Earlier information can be found on the previous version of the UK Parliament website.

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Reports, special reports and government responses

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First Report - The Treatment of Contracted Staff for The MoD’s Ancillary Services
HC 187
Report
Fourth Report - Operation Isotrope: the use of the military to counter migrant crossings
Inquiry Operation Isotrope: the use of the military to counter migrant crossings
Committees Defence Committee
HC 1069
Report
Response to this report
First Special Report - Operation Isotrope: the use of the military to counter migrant crossings: Government response to the Committee’s fourth report of Session 2021-22
HC 267
Government Response
“We’re going to need a bigger Navy”
Inquiry The Navy: purpose and procurement
Committees Defence Committee
HC 168
Report
Response to this report
Fifth Special Report - “We’re going to need a bigger Navy”: Government Response to the Committee’s Third Report
HC 1160
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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17 May 2022
Work National Shipbuilding Strategy Refresh (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Sir John Parker GBE FREng, The Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions (CSEU), and Society of Maritime Industries (SMI)
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
26 April 2022
Work MoD Annual Report and Accounts 2020-21 (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Defence, and Ministry of Defence
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
19 April 2022
Inquiries Russia-Ukraine Crisis, and US, UK and NATO
Witnesses Gen Sir Richard Barrons, former head of Joint Force Command
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
AVP0001 - Aviation Procurement
Witnesses Mr Andy Netherwood
Committees Defence Committee
Written Evidence
AVP0002 - Aviation Procurement
Witnesses ADS Group Ltd
Committees Defence Committee
Written Evidence
AVP0003 - Aviation Procurement
Witnesses Ascent Flight Training Management Ltd
Committees Defence Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: defcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 3113/6168 (General enquiries) / 07562435286 (Toni McAndrew-Noon: Media enquiries)
  • Address: Defence Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA