Foreign Affairs Committee

Session 2002 - 2003: Wednesday 30th April 2003




Publication of Report

The Biological Weapons Green Paper

The Foreign Affairs Committee has agreed to publish the following Report;

- The 5th Report (Session 2002/2003) 'The Biological Weapons Green Paper' will be published at Noon on Tuesday 6th May 2003 as HC Paper 671.

The Report follows up the Committee's previous Report on the same subject, and the Government's response to that Report.

Copies of the Report will be available to members of the Press. They may be collected from the Press Gallery or the Main Committee Office on publication. Alternatively copies may be purchased from the Parliamentary Bookshop (12 Bridge St, Westminster, SW1A 2JX, Tel 020 7219 3890) or The Stationery Office (Parliamentary Hotline 0845 7023 474). The full Report will also appear on the Committee's website by 3pm on the day of publication.

Copies of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Green Paper Strengthening the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention: Countering the Threat from Chemical Weapons (CM 5484) can be viewed at http://www.fco.gov.uk/Files/kfile/btwc290402.pdf

The Committee's 1st Report (Session 2002/2003) 'The Biological Weapons Green Paper' can be viewed at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200203/cmselect/cmfaff/150/150.pdf and the Government's Response at http://www.fco.gov.uk/Files/kfile/CM5713.pdf . These can be purchased in hard copy in the same way as the new Report.