def070613 - No. 56

Session 2006-07, 13 June 2007

Evidence Session

Future of NATO and European Defence Inquiry

Tuesday 19 June 2007

At 10.30 am in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House (room subject to change, see further information note below), oral evidence will be taken from:

  • Mr Martin Wolf, Senior Columnist, Financial Times

At 11.00 am (approx.)

  • Dr Rob Dover, King’s College London

  • Mr Charles Grant, Director, Centre for European Reform

  • Sir Paul Lever, Chairman, RUSI Council

The purpose of this inquiry is to examine the role, purpose and relevance of NATO in the post-Cold War and post-9/11 world. It considers what role NATO should play in the future of UK and European defence, whether NATO has a viable, long-term future, and what the relationship should be between NATO and the ESDP. The inquiry also examines:

  • NATO’s readiness and capabilities and the existing division of risk within the Alliance;

  • how NATO manages its operations and what lessons there are for the Alliance from its operational deployments; and

  • NATO’s relationship with the European Union, including how effectively the two organisations work together

(For full terms of reference and further details of this inquiry see press notice No. 14, 19/12/06)


1. Committee Membership is as follows: Rt Hon James Arbuthnot MP (Chairman), Mr David S Borrow MP, Mr David Crausby MP, Linda Gilroy MP, Mr David Hamilton MP, Mr Mike Hancock MP, Mr Dai Havard MP, Mr Adam Holloway MP, Mr Bernard Jenkin MP, Mr Brian Jenkins MP, Mr Kevan Jones MP, Robert Key MP, Willie Rennie MP, John Smith MP

2. News Release: No. 56


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