Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain Contents

Our Inquiry

1.On 30 July 2020 we launched an inquiry into foreign involvement in the defence supply chain.1 Following the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the inquiry was intended to scrutinise the vulnerabilities of the UK’s defence supply chain to undesirable foreign involvement. Our initial call for evidence asked:

We have published the written evidence received on our website and have engaged privately with a number of stakeholders.3 On 4 November 2020 the Committee agreed that the inquiry would be taken forward by its Sub-Committee, to be chaired by Richard Drax MP.4 Evidence sessions took place on 9 November 2020, 23 November 2020 and 14 December 2020.5 We are grateful to all who contributed to the inquiry and shared their insights with us.

2 Defence Committee, Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain, Call for evidence

3 Defence Committee, Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain, Written Evidence

5 Defence Committee, Foreign Involvement in the Defence Supply Chain, Oral Evidence




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