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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
Response to this report
Fourth Special Report - Protecting those who protect us: Women in the Armed Forces from Recruitment to Civilian Life: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report
HC 904
Special Report
Fourth Special Report - Protecting those who protect us: Women in the Armed Forces from Recruitment to Civilian Life: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report
Inquiry Women in the Armed Forces: From Recruitment to Civilian Life
Committees Defence Committee
HC 904
Special Report
Third Special Report - Russia and Ukraine border tensions: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report
Inquiry Russia and Ukraine border tensions
Committees Defence Committee
HC 725
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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30 November 2021
Inquiry Defending Global Britain in a Competitive Age
Witnesses Sir Stephen Lovegrove, National Security Adviser
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
23 November 2021
Inquiry Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Witnesses Combat Stress, Help for Heroes, and General David Petraeus (ret.), Commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan (2010-11)
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
16 November 2021
Inquiry Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Witnesses The Sulha Alliance, Afghan Solidarity Coalition, Afghan Solidarity Coalition, The Sulha Alliance, Dr Jack Watling (Research Fellow for Land Warfare at Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)), and Brigadier (ret.) Ben Barry (Senior Fellow for Land Warfare at International Institute for Strategic Studies)
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
NAV0045 - The Navy: purpose and procurement
Witnesses Ministry of Defence
Committees Defence Committee
Written Evidence
NAV0044 - The Navy: purpose and procurement
Witnesses Ministry of Defence
Committees Defence Committee
Written Evidence
DGB0001 - Defending Global Britain in a Competitive Age
Witnesses Ministry of Defence
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