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
Richard Benyon MP (Conservative, Newbury)
Rt Hon Jeffrey M. Donaldson MP (Democratic Unionist,
Mr James Gray MP (Conservative, North Wiltshire)
Mr Dai Havard MP (Labour, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney)
Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP (Conservative, New Forest
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 committee is one of the departmental select committees,
the powers of which are set out in the House of Commons Standing
Orders, principally in SO No 152. These are available on the internet
Committee reports are published on the Committee's
website at www.parliament.uk/defcom
and by The Stationery Office by Order of the House.
Evidence relating to this report is published on
the Committee's website on the inquiry page.
The current staff of the Committee are James Rhys
(Clerk), Leoni Kurt (Second Clerk), Eleanor Scarnell (Committee
Specialist), Ian Thomson (Committee Specialist), Christine Randall
(Senior Committee Assistant), Alison Pratt and Carolyn Bowes (Committee
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.