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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 Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain.

Find out more about the Defence Sub-Committee

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 and government responses

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Pre-appointment hearing for the Service Complaints Ombudsman
Work Pre-appointment hearing for the Service Complaints Ombudsman (Pre-appointment hearing)
Committees Defence Committee
HC 989
Report
The Security of 5G
Inquiry The Security of 5G
Committees Defence Committee
Government Response
The Security of 5G: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report of Session 2019–21
HC 201
Report
In Search of Strategy — The 2020 Integrated Review
Inquiry The Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review
Committees Defence Committee
Government Response
In Search of Strategy—The 2020 Integrated Review: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report of Session 2019–21
HC 165
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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12 January 2021
Inquiry Armed Forces and veterans mental health: follow-up
Witnesses Mandy Bostwick, Specialist Trauma Psychotherapist, Professor Gary Green (Emeritus Professor at University of York), Combat Stress, Help for Heroes, and Royal British Legion
Committees Defence Committee
OralEvidence
8 December 2020
Inquiry MoD Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20
Witnesses Sir Stephen Lovegrove (Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Defence), Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Defence, and Air Marshal Richard Knighton CB (Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Military Capability) at Ministry of Defence)
Committees Defence Committee
OralEvidence
1 December 2020
Work Pre-appointment hearing for the Service Complaints Ombudsman (Pre-appointment hearing)
Witnesses Mariette Hughes, Government’s preferred candidate for the post of Service Complaints Ombudsman
Committees Defence Committee
OralEvidence
Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain
Witnesses Nadhim Zahawi MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Committees Defence Committee, and Defence Sub-Committee
WrittenEvidence
MoD Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20
Witnesses Sir Stephen Lovegrove (Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Defence)
Committees Defence Committee
WrittenEvidence
Defence contribution to the UK’s pandemic response
Witnesses Ministry of Defence
Committees Defence Committee
WrittenEvidence

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