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14 November 2023 - Women in the Armed Forces: Follow-Up (2023) - Oral evidence

Committee Defence Committee
Inquiry Women in the Armed Forces: Follow-Up (2023)

Tuesday 14 November 2023

Start times: 10:00am (private) 10:30am (public)


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Minister Andrew Murrison to appear for Women in the Armed Forces session

On Tuesday 14 November, at 10.30am, the Defence Committee will hold an evidence session following up on its inquiry into Women in the Armed Forces.

Meeting details

At 10:30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Women in the Armed Forces: Follow-Up (2023)
Minister for Defence People, Veterans and Service Families at Ministry of Defence
First Sea Lord at Ministry of Defence
Deputy Chief of the Air Staff at Ministry of Defence
Deputy Chief of the General Staff at Ministry of Defence
Director of Conduct, Equity and Justice at Ministry of Defence

The session will ask whether enough progress has been made since the publication of the Defence Committee’s report “Protecting those who protect us: Women in the Armed Forces from Recruitment to Civilian Life”.

The session is likely to explore the recent publication of two reports on misconduct in the Red Arrows, including the Non-Statutory Inquiry, and media reports on misconduct within the Submarine Service. The Committee may also examine the low conversion rates in the military courts in the cases of sexual assault and rape. The session is likely to also cover the impact of the removal of the Chain of Command from the Service Complaints System.

This session follows the publication of the first part of written evidence on the experiences of women in the Armed Forces. This includes submissions from the RAF Families Federation, the Royal British Legion, the Service Complaint Ombudsman and the Ministry of Defence.

Location

Room 5, Palace of Westminster

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