Formal Minutes

Monday 23 July 2007

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
Mr David Crausby
Robert Key

Foreign Affairs Committee
Mike Gapes
Mr Fabian Hamilton
Mr John Horam
Sir John Stanley

International Development Committee
Malcolm Bruce
Richard Burden
Mr James Duddridge

Trade and Industry Committee
Roger Berry
Mr Brian Binley
Mr Lindsay Hoyle
Judy Mallaber

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

2.The Committees deliberated, pursuant to Standing Order No. 137A(1)(b).

3. Draft Report: Strategic Export Controls 2007 Review

Draft Report (The Quadripartite Committee's 2007 review of export controls), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the Chairman's draft Report be considered concurrently, pursuant to Standing Order No. 137A (1)(c).

Ordered, That the Chairman's draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 393 read and agreed to.

The following Annex to the Report read and agreed:

List of offences committed overseas for which a British citizen could be prosecuted in the United kingdom.

DEFENCE COMMITTEE

The Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry Committees withdrew.

Mr James Arbuthnot, in the Chair
Mr David S Borrow
Mr David Crausby
Robert Key

Resolved, That the draft Report (The Quadripartite Committee's 2007 review of export controls), prepared by the Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry Committees, be the Fourteenth Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the provisions of Standing Order No. 137A(2) be applied to the Report.

Ordered, That embargoed copies of the Report be made available, in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No.134 (Select committees (reports)).

Several Papers were ordered to be appended to the Minutes of Evidence.

Several Memoranda were ordered to be reported to the House for printing with the Report , together with certain Memoranda reported and ordered to be published on 7 December, 1 and 15 March.

Ordered, That Dr Roger Berry make the Joint Report to the House.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 24 July at 10.00am

FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

The Defence, International Development and Trade and Industry Committees withdrew.

Mike Gapes, in the Chair
Mr Fabian Hamilton
Mr John Horam
Sir John Stanley

Resolved, That the draft Report (The Quadripartite Committee's 2007 review of export controls), prepared by the Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry Committees, be the Seventh Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the provisions of Standing Order No. 137A(2) be applied to the Report.

Ordered, That embargoed copies of the Report be made available, in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No.134 (Select committees (reports)).

Several Papers were ordered to be appended to the Minutes of Evidence.

Several Memoranda were ordered to be reported to the House for printing with the Report , together with certain Memoranda reported and ordered to be published on 7 December, 1 and 15 March.

Ordered, That Dr Roger Berry make the Joint Report to the House.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 25 July at 2.00pm

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

The Defence, Foreign Affairs and Trade and Industry Committees withdrew.

Malcolm Bruce, in the Chair
Richard Burden
Mr James Duddridge

Resolved, That the draft Report (The Quadripartite Committee's 2007 review of export controls), prepared by the Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry Committees, be the Eleventh Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the provisions of Standing Order No. 137A(2) be applied to the Report.

Ordered, That embargoed copies of the Report be made available, in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No.134 (Select committees (reports)).

Several Papers were ordered to be appended to the Minutes of Evidence.

Several Memoranda were ordered to be reported to the House for printing with the Report , together with certain Memoranda reported and ordered to be published on 7 December, 1 and 15 March.

Ordered, That Roger Berry make the Joint Report to the House.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 25 July at 11.00am

TRADE AND INDUSTRY COMMITTEE

The Defence, Foreign Affairs and International Development Committees withdrew.

Roger Berry, in the Chair
Mr Brian Binley
Mr Lindsay Hoyle
Judy Mallaber

Resolved, That the draft Report (The Quadripartite Committee's 2007 review of export controls), prepared by the Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry Committees, be the Tenth Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the provisions of Standing Order No. 137A(2) be applied to the Report.

Ordered, That embargoed copies of the Report be made available, in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No.134 (Select committees (reports)).

Several Papers were ordered to be appended to the Minutes of Evidence.

Several Memoranda were ordered to be reported to the House for printing with the Report , together with certain Memoranda reported and ordered to be published on 7 December, 1 and 15 March.

Ordered, That Dr Roger Berry make the Joint Report to the House.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 24 July at 10.45 am