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Government's integrated review of UK's security, defence, development and foreign policy examined.

13 March 2020

The Defence Committee hears from former senior defence personnel on how the Government should conduct an integrated review of the UK's security, defence, development and foreign policy.

 

Witnesses

Tuesday 17 March in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 2.30pm

  • The Lord Stirrup GCB AFC, Former Chief of Defence Staff (2006–10)
  • The Lord Ricketts GCMG GCVO, Former Ambassador to NATO and National Security Advisor (2010-2012)
  • Rt Hon. the Lord Robertson of Port Ellen KT, Former Secretary of State for Defence (1997-1999) and Secretary General of NATO (1999-2004)

Purpose of the session

The Defence Committee is exploring how Government should conduct an integrated review of the UK's security, defence, development and foreign policy.

In this second evidence session, the Committee will hear how those who have previously led reviews would conduct one today. Witnesses will share their views on how to set the parameters of a review and suggest how to approach the assessment of threats, opportunities and capabilities.

The Committee will use the findings of this inquiry as a framework to collect evidence on the future of UK defence in Phase II of this inquiry.

Further information

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