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Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain

Inquiry

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, this inquiry and planned Sub-Committee will scrutinise the vulnerabilities of the UK’s defence supply chain. 

Focusing on the impact on SMEs and mid-sized companies, it will: 

  • assess the current level of foreign ownership, particularly by companies with links to states which could have “ulterior motives” 
  • explore the current and planned regulatory regime for government intervention to prevent foreign ownership of defence, or defence-related, companies 
  • examine the proposed National Security Investment Bill, due to be debated in Parliament later this year 

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain
Inquiry Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain
Committees Defence Sub-Committee
HC 699
Report
Response to this report
Letter to the Minister for Defence Procurement, dated 27 April 2021, relating to the National Security and Investment Bill reporting
Correspondence
Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain
Inquiry Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain
Committees Defence Committee
HC 699
Report
Response to this report
Fifth Special Report: Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain: Government Response to the Committee's Fourth Report of Session 2019–21
HC 1380
Special Report
Fifth Special Report: Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain: Government Response to the Committee's Fourth Report of Session 2019–21
Inquiry Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain
Committees Defence Committee
HC 1380
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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23 November 2020
Inquiry Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain
Witnesses Francis Tusa (Editor at Defence Analysis), Elisabeth Braw (Visiting Fellow at American Enterprise Institute), and Michael Formosa (Managing Partner at Renaissance Strategic Advisors)
Committees Defence Committee, and Defence Sub-Committee
Oral Evidence
14 December 2020
Inquiry Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain
Witnesses Nadhim Zahawi MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), and Dr Sarah Mackintosh (Deputy Director for National Security and Investment at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Committees Defence Committee, and Defence Sub-Committee
Oral Evidence
14 December 2020
Inquiry Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain
Witnesses Jeremy Quin MP (Minister of State (Minister for Defence Procurement) at Ministry of Defence), Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Defence, and Ministry of Defence
Committees Defence Committee, and Defence Sub-Committee
Oral Evidence
FSC0006 - Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain
Witnesses Henry Jackson Society
Committees Defence Committee, and Defence Sub-Committee
Written Evidence
FSC0005 - Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain
Witnesses Nadhim Zahawi MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Committees Defence Committee, and Defence Sub-Committee
Written Evidence
FSC0004 - Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain
Witnesses Airbus
Committees Defence Committee, and Defence Sub-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
  • Email: defsc@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 5745
  • Address: Defence Sub-Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA