DEF290304 - No. 21

Session 2003-04, 29 March 2004

'Quadripartite Committee': 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

  • Mr Andy McLean, Deputy Director, Saferworld

  • Mr Ed Cairns, Senior Policy Adviser, Oxfam

  • Mr Robert Parker, Campaign Manager, Arms and Security, Amnesty International

At approximately 10.45 am: Representatives of Industry

  • Mr David Hayes, Export Controls Compliance Manager, Rolls-Royce plc

  • Mr Tim Otter, Vice President, Business Development, Smiths Detection

  • Mr David Balfour, Director, SABRE Ballistics

  • Mrs Susan Griffiths, Export Control Manager, MBDA UK Ltd


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. 4; Defence Committee No. 21


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