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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

28 October 2003

Arms Trade Reports to be Debated by the House of Commons

Two recent reports of the Commons 'Quadripartite Committee' will be the focus of a parliamentary debate on Thursday 6 November at 2.30 pm in Westminster Hall.

The debate will be an opportunity for the House of Commons to hold the Government to account on its policy towards the arms trade. The Government is likely to be questioned on the detail of its proposals for reform and modernisation of the current system, as well as on its existing policy and the quality of its administrative systems.