Defence Committee makes recommendations on the Armed Forces Covenant

In its Report released on 1st May the Defence Committee makes recommendations to ensure that implementation of the Armed Forces Covenant continues to be driven from the centre of government. This includes the creation of a Ministerial post within the Cabinet Office… More information

Dr Julian Lewis elected as Chair of the Defence Committee

JULIANDr Julian Lewis has been elected as Chair of the Defence Committee. The secret ballot of all Members of Parliament closed at… More information

Armed Forces Covenant – Review of Progress on Military Casualties

COVENANTThe Defence Committee published the Government response to the Committee’s Fourth report on The Armed Forces Covenant in Action Part 5: Military Casualties, a review of progress… More information

Select Committee Announcement

On the 26 November 2014, the Defence Committee held a pre-appointment hearing with Nicola Williams, the Government’s preferred candidate for the post of Service Complaints Commissioner. The Committee publishes a… More informationMOD

Your experience of military healthcare is sought by MPs

HEALTHCAREThe Defence Committee yesterday announced a major new inquiry into the support given to members of the Armed Forces, both regulars and reservists, wounded in the service of their country and to their… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

URGENT – Your views on Service Children’s Education, please

URGENTThe House of Commons Defence Committee is conducting an Inquiry into ‘Educating the Children of Service Personnel’. We have very little time but this is your opportunity to tell us your views. The Committee would particularly like to hear your experience and views on: The difficulties facing Service families in achieving the same standard of education for their children as they would if they were civilians; The provision of education for all Service children from pre-school to age 19; The transfer of information about pupils between schools, in particular pupils with Special Educational Needs; The effectiveness of the financial support schemes for all Service families; The adequacy of oversight and monitoring of Service Children’s education. Please let us know your thoughts before the 9 Jan 13. Completing our ‘Contact form’ is the easiest way to register your view…More information »

MP’s Concern at Maritime Surveillance ‘Capability Gap’

A Defence Committee Report has expressed serious concern at the MoD’s capacity to manage the capability gap in maritime surveillance. The Chairman, Rt Hon James Arbuthnot, said: “We are unconvinced that the MoD has the capacity to respond to any escalation in the risks that may appear beyond UK’s shores…The MoD must explain why it is satisfactory to wait until 2015 or beyond before deciding how to close the…More information »

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