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.
Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP (Conservative, New Forest
Richard Benyon MP (Conservative, Newbury)
Douglas Chapman MP (Scottish National Party, Dunfermline
and West Fife)
Mr James Gray MP (Conservative, North Wiltshire)
Johnny Mercer MP (Conservative, Plymouth, Moor
Mrs Madeleine Moon MP (Labour, Bridgend)
Jim Shannon MP (Democratic Unionist Party, Strangford)
Ruth Smeeth MP (Labour, Stoke-on-Trent North)
Rt Hon John Spellar MP (Labour, Warley)
Bob Stewart MP (Conservative, Beckenham)
Phil Wilson MP (Labour, Sedgefield)
The following Members were also Members of the Committee
during this inquiry:
Conor McGinn MP (Labour, St Helens North)
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
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 inquiry page of the Committee's website.
The current staff of the Committee are James Davies
(Clerk), Dr Anna Dickson (Second Clerk), Claire Cozens (Committee
Specialist), Dr Megan Edwards (Committee Specialist), Eleanor
Scarnell (Committee Specialist), Ian Thomson (Committee Specialist),
David Nicholas (Senior Committee Assistant), Carolyn Bowes (Committee
Assistant) and David Gardner (Committee Assistant).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Media inquiries should
be addressed to Alex Paterson on 020 7219 1589.