Defence Committee

Session 2007-08, 15 November 2007

Evidence Sessions

Evidence Sessions

Future of NATO and European Defence

Tuesday 20 November 2007

At 10.30 am in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (room subject to change), oral evidence will be taken from:

  • General Sir Jack Deverell (Rtd)

  • Lieutenant General Sir Rob Fry (Rtd)

  • Daniel Keohane

  • Colonel Christopher Langton (Rtd)

UK/US Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty

Wednesday 21 November 2007

At 9.30 am in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (room subject to change), oral evidence will be taken from:

  • Ian Godden, Secretary, Defence Industries Council and Chief Executive, Society of British Aerospace Companies

  • David Hayes, Chairman, Export Group for Aerospace and Defence, and Director, Export Controls

  • Dr. Jerry McGinn, Aerospace Industries Association and Northrup Grumman

  • Dr. Sandy Wilson, President and Managing Director, General Dynamics

  • Alison Wood, Group Strategic Development Director, BAE Systems

10.30 am (approx)

Ministry of Defence

  • Rt Hon Baroness Taylor of Bolton, Minister for Defence Equipment and Support

  • Stephen French, Director of General Acquisition Policy

  • Tony Pawson, Head of Defence Export Services

  • Gloria Craig, Director General International Security Policy

Cabinet Office

  • Paul Lincoln, Head of Defence and Security Policy


The Committee was nominated on 13 July 2005. The Defence Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Ministry of Defence and its associated public bodies.


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