Formal Minutes

THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER 2006

The Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry Committees met concurrently, pursuant to Standing Order No. 137A.

Members present

Defence Committee
Mr James Arbuthnot
Mr David S Borrow
Linda Gilroy

Foreign Affairs Committee
Mike Gapes
Mr John Horam
Mr Paul Keetch
Mr Ken Purchase

International Development Committee
John Barratt
John Bercow
Malcolm Bruce

Trade and Industry Committee
Roger Berry
Judy Mallaber

1.Chairman

Roger Berry was called to the Chair, pursuant to Standing Order No. 137A(1)(d).

2.Strategic export controls and review of export control legislation

The Committees considered the course of their inquiry and deliberated in accordance with Standing Order No. 137A(1)(b).

Resolved, that Memoranda laid before the Committees be published [1-3 and 5-13].

3.Oral evidence

Mr Roy Isbister, Team Leader on small arms and transfer controls, Saferworld, Mr Oliver Sprague, Programme Director, Military, Security and Police Transfers, Amnesty International, and Mr Simon Gray, Oxfam; and Mr David Hayes, Head of Export Controls, Rolls-Royce plc, and Chairman of the Export Group for Aerospace and Defence, Mr Brinley Salzmann, Exports Director of the Defence Manufacturers Association and Secretary of the Export Group for Aerospace and Defence, Mrs Susan Griffiths, MBDA UK Ltd, and Mr Barry Fletcher, International Export Consultant, gave oral evidence.

[Defence Committee Adjourned till Tuesday 12 December at 10 am
Foreign Affairs Committee Adjourned till Wednesday 13 December at 2 pm
International Development Committee Adjourned till Tuesday 12 December at 10 am
Trade and Industry Committee Adjourned till Tuesday 12 December at 10.30 am]