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Defence policy news from UK Parliament.

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Overseas operations bill concludes parliamentary stages
Lords discusses torture offences and duty of care to service personnel. Find out more
29 April 2021
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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
National Security and Investment Bill completes final stage
Bill awaits Royal Assent
28 April 2021
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Defence launches inquiry into Navy and Naval procurement
The Defence Committee launches its inquiry into the Navy and Naval procurement.
23 April 2021
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Lords debates security, defence, development and foreign policy
Members discuss government review
23 April 2021
Defence and Security Industrial Strategy examined
The Committee will discuss the Government’s Defence and Security Industrial Strategy (DSIS) with Professor John Louth, independent author and defence analyst, and Paul Hough, defence business consultant
19 April 2021
Conflict Armament Research questioned on UK arms exports in 2019
Committees on Arms Export Controls explores the UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2019
15 April 2021
Two former Chief of Defence Staff to be questioned on Integrated Review and Global Britain
The defence Committee continues its inquiry: Defending Britain in a competitive age
22 March 2021
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Former Chiefs of Defence Staff give evidence on the Integrated Review
The Defence Committee begins it scrutiny of the outcomes of the Integrated Review
18 March 2021
Committee to question academics as part of its initial review of arms export controls
Session will cover various topics including the Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2019, and enforcement of, and compliance with, export controls
27 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
Chair for the Defence Sub Committee on Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain, Richard Drax MP, reacts to the National Security and Investment Bill
Chair reacts to the Government’s introduction of the National Security and Investment Bill
11 November 2020
Committee holds evidence session on cyber threats and risks to the UK
Committee to examine cyber threats to the UK and UK military as part of the Defence Committee's inquiry into The Integrated Review – Threats, Capabilities and Concepts
06 November 2020
Defence Committee examines British Army armoured vehicle projects
The Defence Committee holds a session on progress in delivering the British Army’s most important armoured vehicle projects
15 October 2020
US approach to Open Skies and New START endangers strategic stability
The International Relations and Defence Committee writes to the Minister of State at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
12 October 2020
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