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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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Protecting those who protect us: Women in the Armed Forces from Recruitment to Civilian Life
Inquiry Women in the Armed Forces: From Recruitment to Civilian Life
Committees Defence Committee
HC 154
Report
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
Response to this report
Manpower or mindset: Defence’s contribution to the UK’s pandemic response: Government Response to the Committee’s Sixth Report of Session 2019–21
HC 552
Special Report
Manpower or mindset: Defence’s contribution to the UK’s pandemic response: Government Response to the Committee’s Sixth Report of Session 2019–21
Inquiry Defence contribution to the UK’s pandemic response
Committees Defence Committee
HC 552
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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13 July 2021
Inquiry Space Defence
Witnesses Dr Mark Hilborne (Lecturer in the Defence Studies Department at Kings College London), and Dr Mark Presley (Consultant on Space Policy and Strategy at MAP Analytica)
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
20 July 2021
Work AJAX: recent developments (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Jeremy Quin MP (Minister for Defence Procurement at Ministry of Defence), Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Defence, General Dynamics Land Systems–UK, and General Dynamics Land Systems–UK
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
6 July 2021
Inquiry Defending Global Britain in a Competitive Age
Witnesses Lt Gen (Retd) Ben Hodges (Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at Center for European Policy Analysis, and Former Commanding General (2014-2017) at United States Army Europe (Wiesbaden, Germany))
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
NAV0036 - The Navy: purpose and procurement
Witnesses Dr Alessio Patalano
Committees Defence Committee
Written Evidence
NAV0037 - The Navy: purpose and procurement
Witnesses Dr Sidharth Kaushal
Committees Defence Committee
Written Evidence
NAV0038 - The Navy: purpose and procurement
Witnesses Mr Robert Clark (Research Fellow, Global Britain Programme at Henry Jackson Society)
Committees Defence Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: defcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 5745 (General enquiries) / 07562435286 (Toni McAndrew-Noon: Media enquiries)
  • Address: Defence Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA