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Defence concepts and capabilities: from aspiration to reality

Inquiry

The Committee’s inquiry will explore the Government’s ambitions for Defence set out in the March 2021 Defence Command Paper, and how these relate to the ambitions of the Integrated Review. It will assess how, one year on from publication, the Ministry of Defence is planning to translate the aspirations of the Defence Command Paper into reality, and will explore the extent to which the Russian invasion of Ukraine may have changed the UK’s assessment of the risk of conventional versus ‘sub-threshold’ warfare.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 1 July 2022.

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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1 November 2022
Inquiry Defence concepts and capabilities: from aspiration to reality
Witnesses The Rt Hon Ben Wallace (Secretary of State for Defence at Ministry of Defence), Major General David Eastman (Assistant Chief of Defence Staff - Capability & Force Design at Ministry of Defence), and Damian Parmenter CBE (Director General Delivery & Strategy at Ministry of Defence)
Committees International Relations and Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
26 October 2022
Inquiry Defence concepts and capabilities: from aspiration to reality
Witnesses Dr Rob Johnson (Director of SONAC at Ministry of Defence), John Ridge (Director of Defence Innovation at Ministry of Defence), and Dr Nicholas Joad (Director of Defence Science and Technology at Ministry of Defence)
Committees International Relations and Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
19 October 2022
Inquiry Defence concepts and capabilities: from aspiration to reality
Witnesses Gen Sir Christopher Deverell ((2016-2019) and Commander at Joint Forces Command)
Committees International Relations and Defence Committee
Oral Evidence
DCC0013 - Defence concepts and capabilities: from aspiration to reality
Witnesses Professor Matthew Uttley (Professor of Defence Studies at King's College London), and Professor Andrew Dorman (Professor of International Security at King's College London)
Committees International Relations and Defence Committee
Written Evidence
DCC0012 - Defence concepts and capabilities: from aspiration to reality
Witnesses Ministry of Defence
Committees International Relations and Defence Committee
Written Evidence
DCC0011 - Defence concepts and capabilities: from aspiration to reality
Witnesses Air Marshal (Read) Edward Stringer
Committees International Relations and Defence Committee
Written Evidence

Other publications

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Contact us

  • Email: hlintlrelations@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 7412 (committee staff) | 020 7219 8659 (Press Officer)
  • Address: International Relations and Defence Committee, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW