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
Rt Hon James Arbuthnot MP (Conservative,
North East Hampshire) (Chair)
Mr Julian Brazier MP (Conservative,
Rt Hon Jeffrey M. Donaldson MP (Democratic
Unionist, Lagan Valley)
Mr James Gray MP (Conservative, North
Mr Dai Havard MP (Labour, Merthyr
Tydfil and Rhymney)
Adam Holloway MP (Conservative, Gravesham)
Mrs Madeleine Moon MP (Labour, Bridgend)
Sir Bob Russell MP (Liberal Democrat,
Bob Stewart MP (Conservative, Beckenham)
Ms Gisela Stuart MP (Labour, Birmingham,
Derek Twigg MP (Labour, Halton)
John Woodcock MP (Labour/Co-op, Barrow
The following Members were also members
of the Committee during this inquiry.
Thomas Docherty MP (Labour, Dunfermline
and West Fife)
Penny Mordaunt MP (Conservative,
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 via www.parliament.uk.
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 at www.parliament.uk/parliament.uk/defcom.
The Reports of the Committee, the formal
minutes relating to that report, oral evidence taken and some
or all written evidence are available in a printed volume. Additional
written evidence may be published on the internet only.
The current staff of the Committee are
James Rhys (Clerk), Karen Jackson (Audit Adviser) Ian Thomson
(Committee Specialist), Eleanor Scarnell (Committee Specialist)
Christine Randall (Senior Committee Assistant), Rowena Macdonald
and Carolyn Bowes (Committee Assistants).
All correspondence should be addressed
to the Clerk 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 Alex Paterson on 020 7219 1589.