Skip to main content

The Navy: purpose and procurement

Inquiry

This inquiry will examine what role the Navy should expect to play over the next 20 years and whether naval procurement and support plans are delivering the capabilities required.

The inquiry will assess the threats and standing commitments the Navy is likely to face, as well as specific issues in equipment and programmes that pose a risk to the Navy’s ability to deliver planned capabilities and could threaten the Navy’s overall effectiveness.

Reports, special reports and government responses

View all reports and responses
Third Report - “We’re going to need a bigger Navy”
Inquiry The Navy: purpose and procurement
Committees Defence Committee
HC 168
Report
Response to this report
Letter, dated 13 June 2022, from the Minister for Defence Procurement to the Chair, providing responses to questions from the Committee on the Royal Navy
Correspondence
Response to this report
Fifth Special Report - “We’re going to need a bigger Navy”: Government Response to the Committee’s Third Report
HC 1160
Special Report
Fifth Special Report - “We’re going to need a bigger Navy”: Government Response to the Committee’s Third Report
Inquiry The Navy: purpose and procurement
Committees Defence Committee
HC 1160
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

View all oral evidence transcripts
2 November 2021
Inquiry The Navy: purpose and procurement
Witnesses Jeremy Quin MP (Minister for Defence Procurement at Ministry of Defence), Ministry of Defence, and Ministry of Defence
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
21 September 2021
Inquiry The Navy: purpose and procurement
Witnesses Christopher Pyne, Former Australian Minister of Defence, and Professor Tetsuo Kotani (Professor at Meikai University, and Senior Fellow at The Japan Institute of International Affairs)
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
29 June 2021
Inquiry The Navy: purpose and procurement
Witnesses David Lockwood CBE (CEO at Babcock International Group), Sam McBriar (Director of Strategic Marketing for Maritime at Thales UK), Glynn Phillips (Group Managing Director Maritime and Land UK at BAE Systems), Sir John Parker GBE FREng, and Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
NAV0045 - The Navy: purpose and procurement
Witnesses Ministry of Defence
Committees Defence Committee
Written Evidence
NAV0044 - The Navy: purpose and procurement
Witnesses Ministry of Defence
Committees Defence Committee
Written Evidence
NAV0043 - The Navy: purpose and procurement
Witnesses Admiral Sir Philip Jones, First Sea Lord (2016-2019)
Committees Defence Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: defcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 3113/6168 (General enquiries)
  • Address: Defence Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA