House of Commons.
• Patrick Cockburn, The Independent
• Tim Marshall, The What and The Why
• Anthony Loyd, The Times
The Committee will hold a further oral evidence session on its inquiry into UK military operations in Syria and Iraq. The Committee will seek to examine:
• the military and political strategy to counter DAESH;
• the nature and capability of DAESH and Syrian Opposition; and
• the impact of other external actors engaged in the conflict.
29 Apr 16. The Defence Sub-Committee is seeking evidence on the support package provided by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to members and former members of the Armed Forces who are subject to the judicial process. In particular, the Sub-Committee wishes to receive evidence on:
• The support provided by the MoD to members and former members of the Armed Forces (and their families);
• What additional support should be provided by the MoD;
• Whether the MoD’s framework of support is fit for purpose;
• The advice given by the MoD on how to access independent legal advice;
• The impact of the judicial process on the right to a personal life; and,
• The package of support provide by MoD and how is compares to support offered by other countries to their militaries.
The Sub-Committee would like to make clear that while it is content to receive written evidence based on experience, it cannot act as a court of appeal and will not take up individual cases.
Written submissions for this inquiry should be submitted via the inquiry page on the Defence Sub-Committee website. The deadline for written submissions is Wednesday 8 June 2016.
Submissions should state clearly who the submission is from e.g. ‘Written evidence submitted by
Submissions must be a self-contained memorandum in Word or Rich Text Format (not PDFs). Paragraphs should be numbered for ease of reference and the document should, if possible, include an executive summary.
Submissions should be original work, not previously published or circulated elsewhere. Once submitted, your submission becomes the property of the Committee and no public use should be made of it unless you have first obtained permission from the Clerk of the Committee.
Please bear in mind that the Sub-Committee will not consider matters currently before a court of law, or matters in respect of which court proceedings are imminent. If you anticipate such issues arising, you should discuss with the Clerk of the Committee how this might affect your submission. The focus of the inquiry is to consider the support provided by the MoD to former and serving Service personnel, and written evidence should address that matter.
The Sub-Committee normally, though not always, chooses to publish the written evidence it receives. If there is any information you believe to be sensitive you should highlight it and explain what harm you believe would result from its disclosure; the Committee will take this into account in deciding whether to publish or further disclose the evidence.
The personal information you supply will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 for the purposes of attributing the evidence you submit and contacting you as necessary in connection with its processing. The Clerk of the House of Commons is the data controller for the purposes of the Act.
House of Commons and House of Lords Hansard Written Answers
Asked by Jim Shannon
Asked on: 19 April 2016
Ministry of Defence
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure that UK defence capability can effectively respond to a threat from Russia.
Answered by: Penny Mordaunt
Answered on: 27 April 2016
As outlined in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review our commitment to collective defence and security through NATO re