7 May 2008
POSTPONEMENT OF SESSION
The evidence session of the Committees on Arms Export Controls scheduled for 8 May at 1430 hrs has been postponed. The Committees are seeking to rearrange the evidence session. A further announcement will be issued.
- The Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly the Quadripartite Committee) consists of four Committees which meet together to consider the control of strategic exports, including weapons. The Committees involved are: Business and Enterprise, Defence, Foreign Affairs and International Development. The Chairman for these meetings is Roger Berry MP, who is a member of the Business and Enterprise Committee.
- The Committees' main job is to review Government policy on licensing arms exports and licensing decisions. Each year the Government produces an annual report on Strategic Export Controls which the Committees scrutinise.
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