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) (Chairman)
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 South)
Mr Dai Harvard MP (Labour, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney)
Mr Kevan Jones MP (Labour, North Durham)
Richard Ottaway MP (Conservative, Croydon South)
Mr Frank Roy MP (Labour, Motherwell and Wishaw)
Rachel Squire MP (Labour, Dunfermline West)
Mr Peter Viggers MP (Conservative, Gosport)
The following Member was also a Member of the Committee during
the period covered by this report.
Mr Crispin Blunt MP (Conservative, Reigate)
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),
Richard Cooke (Second Clerk), Ian Rogers (Audit Adviser), Daniel
Korski (Committee Specialist), Adrian Jenner (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 inquiries should
be addressed to Adele Brown on 020 7219 0724.