Home and Defence Secretaries give evidence on security strategy

22 March 2010

The newly-created Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy holds its first ministerial evidence session. Watch live from 3.30 pm


  • Alan Johnson MP, Home Secretary
  • Bob Ainsworth MP, Secretary of State for Defence,
  • Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Security and Counter-terrorism)
  • Chris Bryant MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The aim of the National Security Strategy (NSS) is "to set out how we [HM Government] will address and manage this diverse though interconnected set of security challenges and underlying drivers, both immediately and in the longer term, to safeguard the nation, its citizens, our prosperity and our way of life".

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