JOINT COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY TO TAKE EVIDENCE ON THE UK AND NATO– MONDAY 20 MAY

The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy will take oral evidence from:

►      Professor Mike Clarke, Director General, RUSI

►      Sir Stewart Eldon, former UK Permanent Representative to NATO

►      Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)

 

The meeting will be held in public at 4.30pm in Committee Room 4 in the Palace of Westminster on Monday 20 May.

The Committee announced in February 2013 that:

“We plan to hold a series of evidence sessions on the UK’s relationship with NATO; national security and the EU; the nature of our alliance with the United States; energy security; and food security: topics which the Government appears a little unwilling to address, at least in public. In doing this we are not seeking to do the Government’s work for it: instead, we hope the Government will take forward work on the issues identified drawing on expertise from outside of Government as well as from within.”

 

This is the second of those evidence sessions. The intention in this session is to focus on the UK’s relationship with NATO and its consequences for the UK’s national security, including its role in the UK’s relationship with the USA.

The Government published a new National Security Strategy (A Strong Britain in an Age of Uncertainty: The National Security Strategy (CM 7953)) in October 2010, alongside the Strategic Defence and Security Review (CM 7948) (SDSR). See http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/national-security

The Committee has published three reports, First review of the National Security Strategy 2010, Planning for the next National Security Strategy: comments on the Government response to the Committee's First Report of Session 2010-12, and the Work of Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy in 2012.

Oral and written evidence, and the report, are available on the Committee's website.