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Select Committee on International Relations and Defence

The Select Committee on International Relations and Defence is appointed by the House of Lords in each session “to investigate the United Kingdom’s international relations and defence policy”.


The Members of the Select Committee on International Relations and Defence are:

Lord Alton of Liverpool

Baroness Helic

Baroness Anelay of St Johns (Chair)

Lord Mendelsohn

Baroness Blackstone

Lord Purvis of Tweed

Baroness Fall

Baroness Rawlings

Lord Grocott

Lord Reid of Cardowan

Lord Hannay of Chiswick

Baroness Smith of Newnham

Declaration of interests

See Appendix 1.

A full list of Members’ interests can be found in the Register of Lords’ Interests: interests


All publications of the Committee are available at:

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Further information

Further information about the House of Lords and its Committees, including guidance to witnesses, details of current inquiries and forthcoming meetings is available at:

Committee staff

The staff who worked on this inquiry were Eva George (Clerk), Jarek Wisniewski (Policy Analyst) and Thomas Cullen (Committee Assistant).

Contact details

All correspondence should be addressed to the International Relations and Defence Committee, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW. Telephone 020 7219 7412. Email hlinttlrelations@


You can follow the Committee on Twitter: @LordsIRCom.

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