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Inquiries - Defence Committee

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  • Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2016  Inquiry announced 12 January 2017

    The Defence Committee held a one-off oral evidence session on a range of policy areas encompassed within the 2016 Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report

  • Military exercises and the duty of care: follow up  Inquiry announced 04 November 2016

    The Defence Committee indicated when it published the Government Response to Beyond Endurance? Military exercises and the duty of care that it would return to this subject to monitor the MoD's progress on the Committee's conclusions and recommendations

  • BBC Monitoring  Inquiry announced 12 October 2016

    The Defence Select Committee held two evidence sessions examining the proposed changes to funding of the BBC Monitoring Service

  • Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts 2015–16  Inquiry announced 12 October 2016

    The Defence Select Committee held an evidence session to examine the Ministry of Defence’s Annual Report and Accounts

  • Defence Acquisition and Procurement  Inquiry announced 19 September 2016

    The Defence Select Committee conducts an inquiry into the defence and acquisition policy of the Ministry of Defence

  • SDSR 2015 and the Army  Inquiry announced 11 May 2016

    The Defence Committee held an inquiry into the outcomes of SDSR 2015 for the Army. The SDSR 2015 set out the Government’s strategy for the Army for the next 10 years and builds on announcements made in SDSR 2010 and the Army 2020 plan of 2012

  • UK military operations in Syria and Iraq  Inquiry announced 01 December 2015

    Defence Committee inquiry into military capability of DAESH/ISIL and UK strategy to combat it

  • Locally employed interpreters  Inquiry announced 02 February 2017

    The Defence Committee held a one off evidence session looking at the treatment of locally employed interpreters. Of particular interest is the case of Afghan interpreters formerly attached to the UK Armed Forces

  • Investigations into fatalities involving British military personnel  Inquiry announced 28 February 2017

    The Defence Committee are looking into the recent investigations into fatalities involving British service personnel during 'the Troubles'

  • The indispensable ally? US, NATO and UK Defence relations  Inquiry announced 25 January 2017

    The Defence Committee examine how the new administrations in the UK and US face a number of complex international challenges

  • UK National Shipbuilding Strategy  Inquiry announced 20 January 2017

    The Defence Committee held a one-off session to consider Sir John Parker's Report on the National Shipbuilding Strategy, in advance of publication of the Government’s strategy, which is expected in spring 2017

  • Trident missile testing   Inquiry announced 24 January 2017

    The Defence Committee held a one-off oral evidence session on Tuesday 24 January on Trident Missile Tests following the Urgent Question in the House on Monday 23 January

Select Committee Inquiries

Select Committees carry out inquiries on areas ranging from the work of government departments to economic affairs. The results of these inquiries are public and many require a response from the Government.

Stages of an inquiry

Most, but not all, Select Committee inquiries are conducted as follows:

  • Written evidence called for
  • Oral evidence sessions held
  • Report published
  • Response published

Not all inquiries result in a Report

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