Foreign Affairs Committee: Press Notice

19 January 2009

GLOBAL SECURITY: NON-PROLIFERATION

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FURTHER ORAL EVIDENCE SESSION

Wednesday 28 January 2009

The Committee will hold its Fourth evidence session in its inquiry into Global Security: Non-Proliferation on Wednesday 28 January at 2.30 pm. The session will focus on conventional weapons.

As part of its overall inquiry into Global Security, the Committee will examine the work of the British Government in working towards the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's policy goal on countering weapons proliferation and its causes. The Committee will consider the proliferation of nuclear, chemical, biological and conventional weapons. It will also consider the role of ballistic missiles.

Wednesday 28 January 2009

At 2.30pm

Dr Dan Plesch, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, School of Oriental and African Studies

Roy Isbister, UK Working Group on Arms

At approximately 3.30pm

Mr David Hayes, Export Group on Aerospace and Defence (EGAD)

The meeting will take place in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House.

Media enquiries:

Members of the press with enquiries should contact Alex Paterson, Select Committee Media Officer, on 020 7219 1589, or 07917 488488, or by email to [email protected]

Further Information:

1. The Foreign Affairs Committee is responsible for scrutinising the "expenditure, administration and policy" of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and its associated public bodies. The text of all Committee publications, including Reports, can be found on the Committee's website at www.parliament.uk/facom

2. Committee meetings are open to the public. Access is via Cromwell Green Entrance for the House of Commons Committee Rooms and the main entrance on the Thames Embankment for Portcullis House Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 10 minutes to pass through security checks. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in the Committee Rooms.

The membership of the Committee is as follows: Mike Gapes (Chairman), Labour, Rt Hon Sir Menzies Campbell, Liberal Democrats, Mr Fabian Hamilton, Labour, Rt Hon David Heathcoat-Amory, Conservative, Mr John Horam, Conservative, Mr Eric Illsley, Labour, Mr Paul Keetch, Liberal Democrats, Andrew Mackinlay, Labour, Mr Malcolm Moss, Conservative, Sandra Osborne, Labour, Mr Greg Pope, Labour, Mr Ken Purchase, Labour, Rt Hon Sir John Stanley, Conservative, Ms Gisela Stuart, Labour

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