Debate on the Military Covenant

17 February 2011

Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Jim Murphy, moved an Opposition Day debate on the definition of the Military Covenant

The debate examined establishing in law the definition of the Military Covenant, an agreement of commitment between the Government and the nation's Armed Forces.

Watch and read the views expressed by MPs during the debate. Also find more information on some of the current parliamentary material available on defence in the Topics section of the Parliament website.


Debates are an opportunity for MPs to discuss government policy, proposed new laws and current issues. It allows MPs to voice the concerns and interests of their constituents.

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