The Defence Committee
The Defence Committee is appointed by the House of
Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy
of the Ministry of Defence and its associated public bodies.
Mr Bruce George MP (Labour, Walsall South)
Mr Crispin Blunt MP (Conservative, Reigate)
Mr James Cran MP (Conservative, Beverley and Holderness)
Mr David Crausby MP (Labour, Bolton North East)
Mike Gapes MP (Labour, Ilford South)
Mr Mike Hancock CBE MP (Liberal Democrat, Portsmouth
Mr Dai Havard MP (Labour, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney)
Mr Kevan Jones MP (Labour, North Durham)
Mr Frank Roy MP (Labour, Motherwell and Wishaw)
Rachel Squire MP (Labour, Dunfermline West)
Mr Peter Viggers MP (Conservative, Gosport)
The Committee is one of the departmental select committees,
the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders,
principally in SO No 152. These are available on the Internet
The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published
by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications
of the Committee (including press notices) are on the Internet
A list of Reports of the Committee in the present
Parliament is at the back of this volume.
The current staff of the Committee are Mark Hutton
(Clerk), Steven Mark (Second Clerk), Ian Rogers (Audit Adviser),
Dr John Gearson (Committee Specialist), Brenda Brevitt (Inquiry
Manager), Lis McCracken (Committee Assistant), Sheryl Dinsdale
(Secretary) and James McQuade (Senior Office Clerk).
All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerks
of the Defence Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The
telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 5745; the Committee's
email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Media enquiries should
be addressed to Adele Brown on 020 7219 0724.
reproduced with the permission of BAE SYSTEMS.