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Former Prime Minister and Home Secretary to be questioned on National security machinery

17 March 2021

The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy hears from Rt Hon Theresa May MP, former Prime Minister and Home Secretary and Rt Hon Lord Hammond of Runnymede, former Defence Secretary, Foreign Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the national security machinery.

Witnesses

Monday 22 March - remote participation by witnesses and Committee members

 At 4.00pm  

  • Rt Hon Theresa May MP, former Prime Minister and Home Secretary 

At 5.00pm 

  • Rt Hon Lord Hammond of Runnymede, former Defence Secretary, Foreign Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer

Purpose of the session

This is the second evidence session in this inquiry. On 1 March the Committee heard from David Cameron and Lord Peter Ricketts, who were respectively the Prime Minister and National Security Adviser when the National Security Council was established in 2010.

In Monday's session, the Committee will examine Mrs May and Lord Philip Hammond on their experiences in managing national security from their perspectives as former cabinet ministers and prime minister. The session will also allow the Committee to discuss with them aspects of the national security machinery that were covered in the Government's recently published 'Integrated Review'.

Further information

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