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National security machinery

Inquiry

Because of the concerns it highlighted in its recent Biosecurity and national security report, and the urgency of the need to establish effective national security structures to prepare for further future emergencies, the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy is examining how well the national security machinery operates — including the roles of the National Security Council and National Security Adviser, key government departments and agencies, and their coordination on national security issues.

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Reports, special reports and government responses

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First Report - The UK's national security machinery
Inquiry National security machinery
Committees National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
HC 231 / HL 68
Report
Response to this report
Correspondence with the National Security Adviser relating to The UK's national security machinery, dated 6 January 2022 and 8 December 2021
Correspondence
Response to this report
First Special Report - The UK’s national security machinery: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report
HC 947
Special Report
First Special Report - The UK’s national security machinery: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report
Inquiry National security machinery
Committees National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
HC 947
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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5 July 2021
Inquiry National security machinery
Witnesses Cabinet Office, and Cabinet Office
Committees National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
Oral Evidence
21 June 2021
Inquiry National security machinery
Witnesses Lieutenant General (retired) H R McMaster, former US National Security Advisor
Committees National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
Oral Evidence
21 June 2021
Inquiry National security machinery
Witnesses Scottish Government, and Welsh Government
Committees National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
Oral Evidence
NSM0036 - National security machinery
Witnesses Sir Stephen Lovegrove (National Security Adviser at Cabinet Office)
Committees National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
Written Evidence
NSM0035 - National security machinery
Witnesses Cabinet Office
Committees National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
Written Evidence
NSM0034 - National security machinery
Witnesses Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Committees National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: jcnss@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 8092/4043 (General / Commons enquiries) / 020 7219 6612 (Lords enquiries) | 07842 601500 (Media enquiries)
  • Address: Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA