The Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly the Quadripartite Committee)

Press Notice 04: Publication Date Announced

24 July 2007

For Immediate Release


The Quadripartite Committee will be publishing its First Report of Session 2006-07, 'Strategic Export Controls: 2007 Review,' (HC 117) on Tuesday 7 August at 00.01am.

Embargoed copies of the Report will be available to witnesses and members of the press on Monday 6 August at 9.00 a.m. from the reception desk, 7 Millbank SW1A 3JA. These must be requested in advance from the Committee Assistant (Tel: 020 7219 8369). Embargoed copies will also be placed in the Press Galleries. Members of the press who wish to receive an electronic advance copy should contact the Media Office on 020 7219 1589.

Further copies may be obtained from the Stationery Office (Tel 0845 702 3474) and will be available on our website at the address below soon after


  1. The Quadripartite Committee consists of four participating Committees that work together to examine the Government's strategic export control system and policies. The Committees involved are: Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry. The Chair for these meeting is Roger Berry MP, who is a member of the Trade and Industry Committee.
  2. The Quadripartite Committee's main job is to review Government policy on licensing arms exports and licensing decisions. Each year the Government produces an annual report on Strategic Export Controls which the Committee scrutinizes, although this year the Committee will also comment on the s Government's review of export control legislation.
  3. For practical reasons four Members of each Committee have been nominated to attend the Quadripartite Committee, who are as follows:
    Trade and Industry Committee: Roger Berry MP (Chair of Quadripartite Committee) (Labour); Mr Lindsay Hoyle MP (Labour); Peter Luff MP (Conservative); Judy Mallaber MP (Labour);
    Defence Committee: Mr David S Borrow MP (Labour); Mr David Crausby MP (Labour); Linda Gilroy (Labour); Robert Key MP (Conservative);
    Foreign Affairs Committee: Mike Gapes MP (Labour); Mr Fabian Hamilton MP (Labour); Mr Paul Keetch MP (Liberal Democrat); Rt Hon Sir John Stanley MP (Conservative);
    International Development Committee: John Bercow MP (Conservative); Malcolm Bruce MP (Liberal Democrat); Richard Burden MP (Labour); James Duddridge MP (Conservative)
  4. More information on the Quadripartite Committee's work can be found on the Committee's website at:

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