Publication of First Joint Report

PUBLICATION OF FIRST JOINT REPORT OF SESSION 2009-10

Scrutiny of Arms Export Controls (2010): UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2008, Quarterly Reports for 2009, licensing policy and review of export control legislation

The Committees on Arms Export Controls (CAEC) will publish its report on Scrutiny of Arms Export Controls (2010): UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2008, Quarterly Reports for 2009, licensing policy and review of export control legislation at 00.01 on Tuesday 30 March as the First Joint Report from the Committee, Session 2009-10 (HC 202).

Embargoed copies of the Report will be available from 10.00 am on Monday 29 March, for collection by witnesses and the press only from the Reception Desk at 7 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA and from the Press Gallery, House of Commons. To reserve a copy or if you have a query please e-mail Vanessa Hallinan a t [email protected].

On publication, copies of the Report can be ordered from The Stationery Office (Tel: 0845 702 3474) or from the Parliamentary Bookshop (Tel: 020 7219 3890) and can be viewed on the Committee's website from the day of publication at: http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/arms_committees/arms_committees_reports_and_publications.cfm

FURTHER INFORMATION:

1. The Committees on Arms Export Controls consists of four Committees which meet together to consider the control of strategic exports, including weapons. The Committees involved are: Business, Innovation and Skills, Defence, Foreign Affairs and International Development. The Chair of the Committees is Roger Berry MP, who is a member of the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee.

2. 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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