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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 go to inquiries before 2020 and publications before 2020. For information on former committees before 2020, please visit former committees.

Reports and government responses

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In Search of Strategy — The 2020 Integrated Review
Inquiry The Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review
Committees Defence Committee
HC 165
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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14 July 2020
Inquiry Defence contribution to the UK’s pandemic response
Witnesses Professor David Alexander (Professor of Risk and Disaster Reduction at University College London (UCL)), Dr Jennifer Cole (Research Fellow in Antimicrobial Resistance at Royal Holloway University of London), and Bruce Mann CB (Associate at UK Emergency Planning College)
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
21 July 2020
Inquiry Military Exercises and the Duty of Care: Further Follow-Up
Witnesses Philip White (Director of Regulation at Health and Safety Executive), Samantha Peace (Director of Field Operations at Health and Safety Executive), Andrew Cayley (Director Service Prosecutions at Service Prosecuting Authority), Baroness Annabel Goldie (Minister of State at Ministry of Defence), Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Defence, and Ministry of Defence
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
7 July 2020
Inquiry Work of the Chief of Defence Staff
Witnesses General Sir Nick Carter (Chief of the Defence Staff at Ministry of Defence)
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
The Security of 5G
Witnesses Ministry of Defence
Committees Defence Sub-Committee, and Defence Committee
Written Evidence
Witnesses Ministry of Defence
Committees Defence Committee
Written Evidence
Witnesses King's Centre for Military Health Research, and Academic Department of Military Mental Health
Committees Defence 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