Def061101 - No75

Session 2005-06, 1 November 2006

The Future of the UK’s Strategic Nuclear Deterrent: the manufacturing and skills base

The Future of the UK’s Strategic Nuclear Deterrent: the manufacturing and skills base

On Tuesday 7 November at 10.30 am in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (room subject to change, see further information note below), oral evidence will be taken from Industry Representatives:

•Mr Murray Easton, Managing Director, Submarines, BAE Systems

•Mr Steve Ludlam, President Nuclear Business, Rolls Royce

•Mr Peter Whitehouse, Corporate Development Director, Devonport Management Ltd

At 11.30 am

•Mr Ron Grant, Managing Director, McTaggart Scott

•Mr Jim Morrison, Unit Managing Director, Alstom

•Mr Joe Oatley, Managing Director, Weir Strachan & Henshaw


1.Committee Membership is as follows: Rt Hon James Arbuthnot MP (Chairman), Mr David S Borrow MP, Mr David Crausby MP, Linda Gilroy MP, Mr David Hamilton MP, Mr Mike Hancock MP, Mr Dai Havard MP, Mr Adam Holloway MP, Mr Brian Jenkins MP, Mr Kevan Jones MP, Robert Key MP, Mr Mark Lancaster MP, Willie Rennie MP, John Smith MP

2.News Release: No. 75


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