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5 June 2023 - Defence in Scotland - Oral evidence

Committee Scottish Affairs Committee
Inquiry Defence in Scotland

Monday 5 June 2023

Start times: 2:30pm (private) 3:00pm (public)

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MPs to question Defence Minister and MoD officials on defence in the North Atlantic and High North

The Scottish Affairs Committee questions Armed Forces Minister James Heappey and key Ministry of Defence officials on Scotland’s role in the defence of the north Atlantic.

The cross-party Committee of MPs explores geopolitical developments in the north Atlantic and ‘High North’ following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, climate change and increasing economic activity in the Arctic. The Committee is considering how defence assets based in Scotland contribute to defence and security in the region.

Meeting details

At 3:00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Defence in Scotland
Minister of State (Minister for Armed Forces) at Ministry of Defence
Director, Euro-Atlantic Security at Ministry of Defence
Head (Military), Euro-Atlantic Security at Ministry of Defence

The MPs are also likely to examine China’s strategic goals in the area, UK Government defence policy, and the UK’s naval, air, drone and space-based capability in the region.


The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

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