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22 November 2023 - Armed Forces Readiness - Oral evidence

Committee Defence Committee
Inquiry Armed Forces Readiness

Wednesday 22 November 2023

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

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Armed Forces Minister James Heappey to face questions

On Wednesday 22 November, at 2.30pm, the Defence Committee will hold an evidence session hearing from Minister for Armed Forces James Heappey on Armed Forces. Mr Heappey will appear alongside Commander of the Strategic Command, General Sir Jim Hockenhull.

Meeting details

At 2:30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Armed Forces Readiness
Minister for the Armed Forces at Ministry of Defence
Commander of Strategic Command at Ministry of Defence

This session will examine the current readiness of the Armed Forces and ask whether the Forces have what they need to protect UK from threats. Questions are likely to focus on the increasing threat over the last two years, and whether this has altered the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) assessment of risk and readiness. The Committee may also discuss the levels of sustainment within each of the Services and whether the current stockpiles are sufficient.


The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

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