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Lords debates Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill
Members discuss Geneva conventions, Northern Ireland and exclusion of sexual offences
21 January 2021
Four short debates in House of Lords
Short debates are a chance for members to discuss policy issues and raise matters of concern. 
21 January 2021
Defence to hold session on mental health of Armed Forces and Veterans
The Defence Committee will reflect on any updates since the Committee’s reports on mental health were released in the last parliament.
08 January 2021
Committee questions Service Complaints Ombudsman
The Defence Committee explores the progress on the various programmes of work conducted by the MoD since the Wigston review
09 October 2020
This Week in the Commons, 21–25 September 2020
Highlights from the Commons this week include the Prime Minister's update on the government's response to Covid-19 and the debate on the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill. 
25 September 2020
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Lords questions government on waste prevention and UK's relationship with China on 17 June
Watch questions live online from 11am
16 June 2020
New inquiry: Defence's contribution to the UK's pandemic response
Committee launches its inquiry into Defence's contribution to the UK's pandemic response
14 May 2020
Minister updates MPs on support for veterans' mental health
Minister for Defence People and Veterans has made a statement on the mental health of those who have served in the military
12 March 2020
Base closures and uncertainty pose threat to Welsh economy and society
Welsh Affairs Committee publish report assessing the contribution of the Armed Forces and defence industry
04 November 2019
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Committee to publish Lessons from the First World War Centenary report
Report to be published on 16 July 2019
12 July 2019
Government questioned on investigation of veterans who served during Troubles
2015 Stormont House Agreement ruled out statute of limitations for Troubles killings
16 May 2019
Committee question former Foreign Secretaries Jack Straw and Lord Hague
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee explore the authorisation of military force
23 April 2019
Lords debates 70th anniversary of Nato
Members discuss military alliance's role in UK defence and security
03 April 2019
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