News Release (No. 18/2002-03)

Oral Evidence Session

Export Control Act: Secondary Legislation Consultation

An evidence session has been arranged as follows:

Thursday 3 April 2003

9.30am: Representatives of the British Defence Manufacturers Export Licensing Group:

Mr Mike McLaughlin, Head of Government Relations, Rolls-Royce plc, Mr David Hayes, Export Control Manager, Goodrich Corporation,  Mr Tim Otter, Vice-President, Business Development, Smiths Detection, and a representative of the Defence Manufacturers' Association

10.30am:  Representatives of the UK Working Group on Arms:

Mr Andy McLean, Head of Communications, Saferworld, Ms Julia Saunders, Policy Advisor on Conflict and Arms, Oxfam, and Mr Robert Parker, Campaigns Officer, Amnesty International UK

The meeting will take place in a committee room in the Palace of Westminster or Portcullis House.  It is advisable to ring the office on 020 7219 4300 to check the precise venue a few days in advance of the session.

Note to Editors: The 'Quadripartite Committee' consists of four Committees meeting concurrently: the Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry Committees.   The Chairman for these meetings is Dr Roger Berry MP, a Member of the Trade and Industry Committee.