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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 X (formerly Twitter) usingĀ @CommonsDefence.

The Committee also has a Sub-Committee to inquire into topics of its choosing.

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Reports, special reports and government responses

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First Report - Ready for War?
Inquiry Armed Forces Readiness
HC 26
Report
Response to this report
Fourth Special Report - Ready for war?: Government response to the Committee's First Report of Session 2023-24
HC 714
Special Report
Fourth Special Report - Ready for war?: Government response to the Committee's First Report of Session 2023-24
HC 714
Special Report
Eleventh Report - UK Defence and the Indo-Pacific
Inquiry UK Defence and the Indo-Pacific
HC 183
Report
Response to this report
Third Special Report - UK Defence and the Indo-Pacific: Government Response to the Committee’s Eleventh Report of Session 2022–23
HC 465
Special Report
Letter dated 25 April from Chair to Boeing relating to E-7 Wedgetail.
Inquiry Future Aviation Capabilities
Correspondence
Letter dated 20th January from the Secretary of State regarding maritime security in the Red Sea
Correspondence
Letter dated 8th March from the Minister for Defence Procurement to the Chair providing an update on F35 Lightning Force
Correspondence

Oral evidence transcripts

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13 May 2024
Inquiry Defence in the Grey Zone
Witnesses NATO
Oral Evidence
14 May 2024
Inquiry Defence in the Grey Zone
Witnesses Jānis Garisons (Former State Secretary at Latvian Ministry of Defence)
Oral Evidence
23 April 2024
Inquiry Defence in the Grey Zone
Witnesses Atlantic Council, and University of Nottingham
Oral Evidence
Ministry of Defence (AFR0010)
Inquiry Armed Forces Readiness
Ministry of Defence (SAC0081)
Inquiry Service Accommodation
Ministry of Defence (FAVC0023)
Inquiry Future Aviation Capabilities

Contact us

  • Email: defcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 3113/6168 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 2996 (media enquiries)
  • Address: Defence Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA