This paper provides details and links for ministerial statements and parliamentary debates (from both Houses of Parliament) that cover international affairs and defence.
Relevant Commons Library Briefing Papers:
How to apply for a military medal, CBP 7190, 9 November 2020
Support for UK Veterans, CBP 7693, 5 November 2020
Has anything changed in the Overseas Operations Bill?: Committee Stage report, CBP 9041, 2 November 2020
Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill 2019-21, CBP 8983, 22 September 2020
Frigates can be used for warfighting, maritime security, counter piracy and international engagement.
After nearly two years of negotiation, on 5 November 2020 the EU agreed the rules on third state participation in its defence capability development initiative: PESCO. Post Brexit, those rules will now apply to the UK, or any UK-based company, that expresses a desire to be involved in a specific PESCO capability project.