The Committees on Arms Export Controls
The Business and Enterprise, Defence, Foreign Affairs
and International Development Committees are appointed by the
House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and
policy of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory
Reform, the Ministry of Defence, the Foreign and Commonwealth
Office, the Department for International Development and any associated
BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE: Roger Berry (Chairman of
the Committees' concurrent meetings)*, Peter Luff*§ , Mr
Adrian Bailey*, Mr Brian Binley*, Mr Michael Clapham*, Mr Lindsay
Hoyle, Miss Julie Kirkbride, Anne Moffat, Mr Mark Oaten*, Mr Lembit
Öpik and Mr Anthony Wright.
DEFENCE: Rt Hon James Arbuthnot*§, Mr David
S Borrow*, Mr David Crausby*, Linda Gilroy*, Mr David Hamilton,
Mr Mike Hancock, Mr Dai Havard, Mr Adam Holloway*, Mr Bernard
Jenkin*, Mr Brian Jenkins, Robert Key, Mrs Madeline Moon*, John
Smith and Richard Younger-Ross.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Mike Gapes*§, Rt Hon Sir Menzies
Campbell, Mr Fabian Hamilton*, Rt Hon David Heathcoat-Amory, Mr
John Horam*, Mr Eric Illsley, Mr Paul Keetch, Andrew Mackinlay,
Mr Malcolm Moss, Sandra Osborne*, Mr Greg Pope, Mr Ken Purchase,
Rt Hon Sir John Stanley* and Ms Gisela Stuart.
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Rt Hon Malcolm Bruce*§,
Rt Hon John Battle*, Hugh Bayley, Richard Burden*, Mr Nigel Evans,
Mr Mark Hendrick, Daniel Kawczynski, Mr Mark Lancaster, Mr Virendra
Sharma, Mr Marsha Singh and Andrew Stunell*.
* Member who participated in the inquiry leading
to this Report
§ Chairman of a participating Committee
Mr John Bercow also participated in this inquiry
as a former Member of the International Development Committee.
The Committees are departmental select committees,
the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders,
principally in Standing Order No 152. The powers of the Committees
to work together and agree joint reports are set out in Standing
Order No. 137A. These Standing Orders are available on the Internet
The Reports and evidence of the Committees are published
by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. Individual and
joint publications of the Committees are on the Internet at www.parliament.uk/business/committees.cfm.
A list of Joint Reports of the Committees in the present Parliament
is at the back of this volume.
The current staff of the Committee are Nerys Welfoot
(Clerk), Dr Edward Waller (Second Clerk) and James Bowman (Committee
All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk
of the Committees on Arms Export Controls, House of Commons, 7
Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries
is 020 7219 6123; the Committees' email address is email@example.com