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Alistair Burt to be questioned on Arms Trade Treaty

05 September 2012

The Committees on Arms Export Controls will be holding an evidence session on Monday 10 September at 4.15 pm, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster.

The Minister for Counter-Proliferation, Alistair Burt MP, will be answering questions on the Arms Trade Treaty from Members of the Committees.

Background

Following the inconclusive negotiations on the Arms Trade Treaty in New York in July the Chairman of the Committees on Arms Export Controls, Sir John Stanley, wrote to the Foreign Secretary on 20 August (PDF PDF 1.32 MB) asking a number of questions relating to the negotiations that had taken place and how agreement of the Arms Trade Treaty could be taken forward.

Sir John Stanley, said:

“The disappointingly inconclusive negotiations on the Arms Trade Treaty in New York in July leave a number of key questions unanswered. The Committees on Arms Export Controls have put these to the Foreign Secretary and have asked for the answers before the Minister for Counter Proliferation, Alistair Burt, gives further Oral evidence to the Committees at their meeting on Monday September 10 on this potentially ground-breaking Treaty.”

Witnesses

At 4.15 pm

Monday 10th September,

Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

  • Alistair Burt MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Richard Tauwhare, Head of the Arms Export Policy Department and Ambassador
  • Joanne Adamson, Head of the UK Delegation on ATT

Further Information

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