Def061219 - No.13

Session 2006-07, 19 December 2006

Joint Evidence Session

Joint Evidence Session

Foreign and Defence Secretaries to give evidence on Iraq

On Thursday 11 January 2007, 3.30 pm, in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, the Defence and Foreign Affairs Committees will jointly take oral evidence from the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Rt Hon Margaret Beckett MP) and the Secretary of State for Defence (Rt Hon Des Browne MP).

The Committees will question the Secretaries of State about the Government’s policy on Iraq in the light of publication of the report of the Iraq Study Group.


1. Committee Membership of the Defence Committee is as follows: Rt Hon James Arbuthnot MP (Chairman), Mr David S Borrow MP, Mr David Crausby MP, Linda Gilroy MP, Mr David Hamilton MP, Mr Mike Hancock MP, Mr Dai Havard MP, Mr Adam Holloway MP, Mr Bernard Jenkin MP, Mr Brian Jenkins MP, Mr Kevan Jones MP, Robert Key MP, Willie Rennie MP, John Smith MP

2. Committee Membership of the Foreign Affairs Committee is as follows: Mike Gapes MP (Chairman), Mr Fabian Hamilton MP, Mr David Heathcoat-Amory MP, Mr John Horam MP, Mr Eric Illsley MP, Mr Paul Keetch MP, Andrew Mackinlay MP, Mr Malcolm Moss MP, Sandra Osborne MP, Mr Greg Pope MP, Mr Ken Purchase MP, Rt Hon Sir John Stanley MP, Ms Gisela Stuart MP, Richard Younger-Ross MP

3. The Committees’ most recent reports on Iraq are:

Thirteenth Report from the Defence Committee, Session 2005-06, UK Operations in Iraq, HC 1241

Fourth Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Session 2005-06, Foreign Policy Aspects of the War against Terrorism, HC 573

4. News Release: No. 13 (Defence Committee), No. 03 (Foreign Affairs Committee)


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