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.
Rory Stewart MP (Conservative, Penrith and The
Mr Julian Brazier MP (Conservative, Canterbury)
Rt Hon Jeffrey M. Donaldson MP (Democratic Unionist,
Mr James Gray MP (Conservative, North Wiltshire)
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, Colchester)
Bob Stewart MP (Conservative, Beckenham)
Ms Gisela Stuart MP (Labour, Birmingham, Edgbaston)
Derek Twigg MP (Labour, Halton)
John Woodcock MP (Labour/Co-op, Barrow and Furness)
The following Members were also members of the Committee
during this inquiry.
Rt Hon James Arbuthnot MP (Conservative, North
East Hampshire) (Chair)
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
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), Eleanor Scarnell (Committee
Specialist), Ian Thomson (Committee Specialist), Christine Randall
(Senior Committee Assistant), and 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 5857; the Committee's
email address is email@example.com. Media inquiries should
be addressed to Alex Paterson on 020 7219 1589.