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International Relations and Defence Committee

Lords Select Committee

The International Relations and Defence Committee is appointed to consider the United Kingdom’s international relations and defence policy

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Reports, special reports and government responses

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1st Report - Our friends in the North: UK strategy towards the Arctic
Inquiry The Arctic
HL Paper 8
Report
Response to this report
Government Response to the International Relations and Defence Committee’s Report ‘Our friends in the North: UK strategy towards the Arctic’
Government Response
2nd Report - UNCLOS: the law of the sea in the 21st century
Inquiry UNCLOS: fit for purpose in the 21st century?
HL Paper 159
Report
Response to this report
Letter from Lord Goldsmith to the Chair dated 5 May 2023 regarding the International Defence and Relations Committee Report, UNCLOS: the law of the sea in the 21st Century
Correspondence
Response to this report
Letter from the Chair to Lord Goldsmith, dated 17 May 2023, regarding a follow up to the International Relations and Defence Committee report: UNCLOS : the law of the sea in the 21st century
Correspondence
Response to this report
Letter from Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park to Baroness Anelay of St Johns extending the government response to the report UNCLOS: the law of the sea in the 21st century dated 17 October 2022
Correspondence
Response to this report
Letter from Baroness Anelay of St Johns to Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on the government response to the report UNCLOS: the law of the sea in the 21st century dated 19 July 2022
Correspondence
Response to this report
Goverment response to the UNCLOS: The law of the sea in the 21st century? report
Government Response
1st Report - UK defence policy: from aspiration to reality?
Inquiry Defence concepts and capabilities: from aspiration to reality
HL Paper 124
Report
Response to this report
Letter by The Lord Ashton of Hyde to Ben Wallace MP on the Government response to the UK defence report dated 23 March 2023
Correspondence
Response to this report
Government response to the UK defence policy: from aspiration to reality? report
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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1 May 2024
Inquiry Implications of the war in Ukraine for UK Defence
Witnesses Air Chief Marshal The Lord Peach GBE KCB DL (Former Chief of the Defence Staff at British Armed Forces), and Nick Childs (Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security at The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS))
Oral Evidence
30 April 2024
Work Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses The Rt Hon Lord Cameron of Chipping Norton (Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs at Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office), and Sir Philip Barton KCMG OBE (Permanent Under-Secretary at Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
Oral Evidence
24 April 2024
Inquiry Implications of the war in Ukraine for UK Defence
Witnesses Dr Peter Roberts (Senior Fellow at University of Exeter), and General Sir Nick Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen (Former Chief of the Defence Staff at British Armed Forces)
Oral Evidence
Northrop Grumman UK (IUD0007)
Inquiry Implications of the war in Ukraine for UK Defence
Thales (IUD0016)
Inquiry Implications of the war in Ukraine for UK Defence
Ministry of Defence (IUD0015)
Inquiry Implications of the war in Ukraine for UK Defence

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  • Address: International Relations and Defence Committee, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW