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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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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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Sixth Report: Manpower or mindset: Defence’s contribution to the UK’s pandemic response
Inquiry Defence contribution to the UK’s pandemic response
Committees Defence Committee
HC 357
Report
Fifth report: Obsolescent and outgunned: the British Army’s armoured vehicle capability
Inquiry Progress in delivering the British Army’s armoured vehicle capability
Committees Defence Committee
HC 659
Report
Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain
Inquiry Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain
Committees Defence Committee
HC 699
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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23 March 2021
Inquiry Defending Global Britain in a Competitive Age
Witnesses Lord Richards of Herstmonceux (Chief of Defence Staff (2010-13) at Ministry of Defence), and Lord Houghton of Richmond (Chief of Defence Staff (2014-16) at Ministry of Defence)
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
2 March 2021
Inquiry NATO, US and UK Defence Relations
Witnesses Dr Rob Johnson (Director of the Oxford Changing Character of War Centre at Oxford University), Heather A. Conley (Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; and Director, Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program at Centre for Strategic and International Studies), and Professor Wyn Rees (Professor of International Security, Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Nottingham)
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
23 February 2021
Inquiry China’s military ambitions
Witnesses Meia Nouwens (Senior Fellow for Chinese Defence Policy and Military Modernisation at International Institute for Strategic Studies), Dr Alessio Patalano (Department of War Studies at Kings College London), and Charles Parton OBE (Senior Associate Fellow at Royal United Services Institute (RUSI))
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
WAF0077 - Women in the Armed Forces: From Recruitment to Civilian Life
Witnesses Child Rights International Network (CRIN)
Committees Defence Committee, and Defence Sub-Committee
Written Evidence
WAF0073 - Women in the Armed Forces: From Recruitment to Civilian Life
Witnesses Dr Rachel Fenton (Senior Lecturer in Law and Speak Out Guardian at The University of Exeter)
Committees Defence Committee, and Defence Sub-Committee
Written Evidence
WAF0068 - Women in the Armed Forces: From Recruitment to Civilian Life
Witnesses Miss Amy Victoria Denton (Analytical Consultant at TP Group)
Committees Defence Committee, and Defence Sub-Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: defcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 5745 (General enquiries) / 075 4651 7626 (Joe Williams: Media enquiries)
  • Address: Defence Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA