Defence Committee question new Defence Secretary

22 October 2019

Purpose of the session

The Committee is holding a one-off evidence session with the new Defence Secretary to discuss current priorities and challenges for the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces. Topics that the session is expected to cover include Turkey and Northern Syria, the situation in the Gulf, defence spending, historic allegations, and recruitment and retention.


Wednesday 23 October 2019, The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

  • Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, Secretary of State for Defence
  • Air Marshal Richard Knighton, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Financial and Military Capability), Ministry of Defence
  • Angus Lapsley, Director General Strategy and International, Ministry of Defence
  • Lieutenant General Richard Nugee CVO CBE, Chief of Defence People, Ministry of Defence

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