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The Arctic


The Committee’s inquiry will consider the UK's evolving security, diplomatic and economic interests in the Arctic. It will explore the implications of improved access to the region, and rising geopolitical tensions. The inquiry will look at whether the UK Government has set the right strategic priorities, and the contribution that the UK and NATO can make to security in the Arctic.

Report published 29 November 2023, Government response published 26 January 2024, awaiting debate. 

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Sunday 14 May 2023.

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