Trade and Industry Press Notice PN19

24 March 2004

STRATEGIC EXPORT CONTROLS: EVIDENCE SESSION

Wednesday 21 April 2004 in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (room subject to change)

The 'Quadripartite Committee' will take evidence from:

At 9.45 am

UK Working Groups on Arms

At approximately 10.45 am

Representatives of industry

Further details of witnesses will be available in due course.

NOTES TO EDITORS:

1. The 'Quadripartite Committee' consists of four Committees that meet together to consider controls on strategic exports, including weapons: the Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry Committees. The Chairman for these meetings is Roger Berry MP, a Member of the Trade and Industry Committee. Details of the membership of the four Committees can be found on the parliamentary website at www.parliament.uk

2. News Release: Quadripartite Committee - No. 3; Defence Committee No. 19

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