Indispensable allies: US, NATO and UK Defence relations 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.
Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP (Conservative, New Forest East) (Chair)
Leo Docherty MP (Conservative, Aldershot)
Martin Docherty-Hughes MP (Scottish National Party, West Dunbartonshire)
Rt Hon Mr Mark Francois MP (Conservative, Rayleigh and Wickford)
Graham P Jones MP (Labour, Hyndburn)
Johnny Mercer MP (Conservative, Plymouth, Moor View)
Mrs Madeleine Moon MP (Labour, Bridgend)
Gavin Robinson MP (Democratic Unionist Party, Belfast East)
Ruth Smeeth MP (Labour, Stoke-on-Trent North)
Rt Hon John Spellar MP (Labour, Warley)
Phil Wilson MP (Labour, Sedgefield)
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.
Committee reports are published on the Committee’s website at www.parliament.uk/defcom and in print by Order of the House.
Evidence relating to this report is published on the inquiry page of the Committee’s website.
Mark Etherton (Clerk), Dr Adam Evans (Second Clerk), Martin Chong, David Nicholas, Eleanor Scarnell, and Ian Thomson (Committee Specialists), Sarah Williams (Senior Committee Assistant) and Arvind Gunnoo (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 5875; the Committee’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Media inquiries should be addressed to Alex Paterson on 020 7219 1589.