DEF140104 - No. 8

Session 2003-04

14 January 2004

Committees on Strategic Export Controls

("The Quadripartite Committee")


Wednesday 25 February 2004

The details for this evidence session are as follows:

At 3.30 pm in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House (room subject to change), evidence will be taken from:

  • Rt Hon Jack Straw MP, Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office


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

2. News Release: Quadripartite Committee - No.1; Defence Committee No. 8


Specific Committee Information: Sheryl Dinsdale, Tel 020 7219 5745, email -

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