Scottish Affairs Committee Press Notice

Announcement 18 of Session 2007-08

27 March 2008

Scottish Affairs Committee visit to Glasgow shipyards and public evidence session

The Scottish Affairs Committee will visit Glasgow shipyards on Monday 31 March as part of its inquiry into Employment and Skills for the Defence Industry in Scotland.

The Committee will be taken on a tour of BAE Systems in Govan and Scotstoun, and will also visit Thales UK.

On Tuesday 1 April, the Committee will be holding an oral evidence session for the same inquiry, open to the public, at 10.30am, at:

James Watt B Conference Room, Scottish Enterprise, Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, G2 8LU

Witnesses are:

Vic Emery, Managing Director, BAE Surface Fleet Solution, and

Ian McMahon, Head of Aerospace, Defence & Marine, Scottish Enterprise

For further information or interview bids contact Becky Jones on 0207 219 5693, email


1. Committee Membership is as follows: Mr Mohammad Sarwar MP (Lab, Glasgow Central) (Chairman), Alistair Carmichael MP (Lib Dem, Orkney and Shetland), Ms Katy Clark MP (Lab, North Ayrshire and Arran), Mr Ian Davidson MP (Lab/Co-operative, Glasgow South West), Mr Jim Devine MP (Lab, Livingston), Jim McGovern MP (Lab, Dundee West), Mr John MacDougall MP (Lab, Glenrothes), Mr Angus MacNeil MP (SNP, Na h-Eileanan An Iar), David Mundell MP (Con, Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale), Mr Charles Walker MP (Con, Broxbourne) and Mr Ben Wallace MP (Con, Lancaster and Wyre)

2. More information on Committee publications can be found at:

Media Enquiries: Becky Jones t: +44 (0)20 7219 5693, e:

Specific Committee Information: 0207 219 6125

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