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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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Third Report - Defence Space: through adversity to the stars?
Inquiry Space Defence
Committees Defence Committee
HC 182
Report
Response to this report
Fourth Special Report - Defence Space: through adversity to the stars? Government Response to the Committee’s Third Report
HC 1031
Special Report
Fourth Special Report - Defence Space: through adversity to the stars? Government Response to the Committee’s Third Report
Inquiry Space Defence
Committees Defence Committee
HC 1031
Special Report
First Joint Report (Fourth Report of the Defence Committee) - Developments in UK Strategic Export Controls
HC 282
Report
Response to this report
Government Response to the Committee's First Joint Report - Developments in UK Strategic Export Controls
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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17 January 2023
Inquiry UK Defence and the Indo-Pacific
Witnesses Veerle Nouwens (Senior Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific at Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)), Brigadier (ret.) Ben Barry (Senior Fellow at International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)), John Hemmings (Senior Director, Indo-Pacific Foreign and Security Policy at Pacific Forum), and Seth Jones (Director, International Security Programme at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS))
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
24 January 2023
Inquiry Defence and Climate Change
Witnesses The Conflict and Environment Observatory, and Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR)
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
11 January 2023
Work Land Acquisition (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Alex Chalk MP (Minister for Defence Procurement at Ministry of Defence), Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Defence, and Ministry of Defence
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
WIF0049 - Women in the Armed Forces: follow-up
Witnesses Ministry of Defence
Committees Defence Committee
Written Evidence
UNA0012 - US, UK and NATO
Witnesses Ministry of Defence
Committees Defence Committee
Written Evidence
AVP0021 - Aviation Procurement
Witnesses BAE Systems plc
Committees Defence Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

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