“I am delighted that having served for a number of years on the House of Commons Defence Select Committee, I have now been appointed to the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy, and reappointed to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly,” said North Wiltshire MP James Gray, speaking in Westminster earlier today.

The Joint Committee on National Security Strategy is the Parliamentary Committee consisting of Members of both Houses (Lords and Commons), and was established to scrutinise the work of the National Security Council and National Security Adviser.

Mr Gray holds a number of defence-related appointments. After seven years’ service in Army Reserve (Honourable Artillery Company), he is Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Armed Forces, and of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Trust. He is Patron of Operation Christmas Box, which distributes boxes to service personnel on operations overseas on Christmas Day. A former Shadow Defence Minister and visiting fellow of St Antony‘s College Oxford, Mr Gray is a joint author of Who Takes Britain to War? (History Press, 2015).