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Armed forces news from UK Parliament.

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House of Lords chamber during a debate
Four short debates in the Lords
Members debate student exchange, cadet forces, human rights and elections in Belarus. Catch up
22 July 2021
US Department of Defense report on sexual assault in the military a ‘step in the right direction’
Chair of the Women in the Armed Forces Sub-Committee, Sarah Atherton MP, has responded to the US Department of Defense’s report “Hard Truths and the Duty to Change: Recommendations from the Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military”
05 July 2021
Tobias Ellwood issues statement marking Armed Forces Day
Chair of the Defence Committee, Tobias Ellwood MP, has issued a statement to mark Armed Forces Day.
26 June 2021
Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace, faces questioning from Defence Committee
Ben Wallace, will face questions from the Defence Committee on a range of topics
18 June 2021
Sarah Atherton MP: Complaints System process has ‘regressed in critical ways’and ‘real changes are needed’
Service Complaints Ombudsman annual report found that the Complaints System is “not yet efficient, effective and fair”
28 May 2021
Defence to launch Sub-Committee on the Treatment of Contracted Staff for the MOD’s Ancillary Services
The intention is for this to become a Sub-Committee, to be chaired by Martin Docherty Hughes.
28 May 2021
Overseas operations bill concludes parliamentary stages
Lords discusses torture offences and duty of care to service personnel. Find out more
29 April 2021
Lords debates reduction in UK development aid
Members discuss impact on achieving the objectives outlined in the Integrated Review. Find out more
29 April 2021
Women in the Armed Forces Sub Committee hears from MOD
Defence Sub Committee examines issues including tackling unacceptable behaviours and reforms following the Wigston Review
26 April 2021
Defence launches inquiry into Navy and Naval procurement
The Defence Committee launches its inquiry into the Navy and Naval procurement.
23 April 2021
Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill publishes final report on Bill
The Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill publishes its Special Report
22 April 2021
Navy in the Integrated Review examined
The Defence Committee explores what the government’s Integrated Review means for the Royal Navy
13 April 2021
Line-by-line continues on the Armed Forces Bill
Committee to continue line-by-line scrutiny of the Bill
30 March 2021
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