Exposing Walter Mitty: The Awards for Valour (Protection) Bill Contents

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

Current membership

Dr Julian Lewis MP (Conservative, New Forest East) (Chair)

Douglas Chapman MP (Scottish National Party, Dunfermline and West Fife)

James Gray MP (Conservative, North Wiltshire)

Jack Lopresti MP (Conservative, Filton and Bradley Stoke)

Johnny Mercer MP (Conservative, Plymouth, Moor View)

Mrs Madeleine Moon MP (Labour, Bridgend)

Jim Shannon MP (Democratic Unionist Party, Strangford)

Ruth Smeeth MP (Labour, Stoke-on-Trent North)

John Spellar MP (Labour, Warley)

Bob Stewart MP (Conservative, Beckenham)

Phil Wilson MP (Labour, Sedgefield)


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 via www.parliament.uk.


Committee reports are published on the Committee’s website and in print by Order of the House.

Evidence relating to this Report is published on the relevant inquiry page of the Committee’s website.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are James Davies (Clerk), Dr Anna Dickson (Second Clerk), Claire Cozens, John Curtis, Eleanor Scarnell, and Ian Thomson (Committee Specialists), David Nicholas (Senior Committee Assistant), Carolyn Bowes and David Gardener (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 defcom@parliament.uk. Media inquiries should be addressed to Alex Paterson on 020 7219 1589.

16 November 2016