Trade and Industry Press Notice No 20

29 March 2004


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. 3; Defence Committee No. 21


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