FAC PN 14 (04-05)

Foreign Affairs Committee

Strategic Export Controls

Publication of Report

The First Joint Report from the Committees on Strategic Export Controls (the 'Quadripartite Committee') of Session 2004-05 will be published at 0.01 am on Thursday 24 March as House of Commons Paper 145.

Confidential advance copies of the Report will be available to witnesses and accredited members of the press from 10.30 am, on Wednesday 23 March on application to James McQuade on 020 7219 5827.  There will be no press conference but Mr Roger Berry MP (the Chairman of the Committees' joint meetings) will be available for comment.

Notes for Editors:

The Quadripartite Committee consists of four Committees that meet together to consider control of strategic exports, including weapons.  The Committees involved are: Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry.  The Chairman of the Committee is Roger Berry MP who is a member of the Trade and Industry Committee.