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Defence contribution to the UK’s pandemic response

Inquiry

This inquiry will focus on the Ministry of Defence’s and the Armed Forces’ contribution to the UK’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.   

 It will:   

  • assess the MoD’s planning and preparedness for a pandemic  
  • understand how the Armed Forces have supported civilian authorities during the pandemic  
  • evaluate the effectiveness of the specific actions and activities undertaken by military and civilian personnel  
  • explore how the MoD has ensured that potential adversaries have not taken advantage of the need to focus on the pandemic response  

 Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry.  

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Sixth Report: Manpower or mindset: Defence’s contribution to the UK’s pandemic response
Inquiry Defence contribution to the UK’s pandemic response
Committees Defence Committee
HC 357
Report
Response to this report
Manpower or mindset: Defence’s contribution to the UK’s pandemic response: Government Response to the Committee’s Sixth Report of Session 2019–21
HC 552
Special Report
Manpower or mindset: Defence’s contribution to the UK’s pandemic response: Government Response to the Committee’s Sixth Report of Session 2019–21
Inquiry Defence contribution to the UK’s pandemic response
Committees Defence Committee
HC 552
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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24 November 2020
Inquiry Defence contribution to the UK’s pandemic response
Witnesses Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP (Secretary of State for Defence at Ministry of Defence), Ministry of Defence, and Anthony McGee (Deputy Director for Operational Policy (including Counter Terrorism, Crisis & UK Operations) at Ministry of Defence)
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
14 July 2020
Inquiry Defence contribution to the UK’s pandemic response
Witnesses Professor David Alexander (Professor of Risk and Disaster Reduction at University College London (UCL)), Dr Jennifer Cole (Research Fellow in Antimicrobial Resistance at Royal Holloway University of London), and Bruce Mann CB (Associate at UK Emergency Planning College)
Committees Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
DPR0008 - Defence contribution to the UK’s pandemic response
Witnesses Ministry of Defence
Committees Defence Committee
Written Evidence
DPR0007 - Defence contribution to the UK’s pandemic response
Witnesses Ministry of Defence
Committees Defence Committee
Written Evidence
DPR0005 - Defence contribution to the UK’s pandemic response
Witnesses Ministry of Defence
Committees Defence Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: defcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 3113/6168 (General enquiries) / 07562435286 (Toni McAndrew-Noon: Media enquiries)
  • Address: Defence Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA