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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Secretary of State for Defence

International Relations and Defence Committee
Secretary of State for Defence

Wednesday 27 October 2021

Start times: 3.00pm (private) 3.00pm (public)


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Committee holds session with Secretary of State for Defence

The House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee will take evidence from the Secretary of State for Defence

The Committee will ask questions on Afghanistan, the Indo-Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa, Russia, NATO and other topics.

Meeting details

At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
Work Secretary of State for Defence (Non-inquiry session)
Secretary of State for Defence at Ministry of Defence

 

Possible topics:

  • The UK’s withdrawal from Afghanistan and UK-US defence relations
  • The AUKUS announcement and the UK-France defence relationship
  • Russia’s growing military presence in West Africa
  • NATO’s women, peace and security agenda
  • The EU’s Strategic Compass and compatibility with NATO’s Strategic Concept
  • The Integrated Review’s focus on science and technology, and the role for ARIA in defence
  • The National Security Council
  • The role of the military in upholding UNCLOS

 

Further information

Location

Room 3, Palace of Westminster

How to attend