Def061115 No. 01

Session 2006-07, 15 November 2006

Press Notice: Evidence Sessions

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

On Tuesday 21 November in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House ( room subject to change, see further information note below), oral evidence will be taken from:

10.30 am

  • Mr Bernie Hamilton, National Officer for Aerospace and Shipbuilding, Amicus

  • Mr Keith Hazlewood, National Secretary, Engineering Section, GMB

  • Mr Terry Waiting, Chairman, Keep Our Future Afloat Campaign

At 11.30 am

  • Dr Kate Hudson, Chair, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

  • Dr Dominick Jenkins, Senior Disarmament Campaigner, Greenpeace UK

* * * *

At 3.30 pm

Ministry of Defence

  • Lord Drayson, Minister for Defence Procurement

  • Mr David Gould, Deputy Chief Executive, Defence Procurement Agency

  • Mr Nick Bennett, Director General Strategic Technologies

  • Rear Admiral Andrew Matthews, Director General Nuclear


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. 01


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