Scrutiny of Arms Export Controls (2009): UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2007, Quarterly Reports for 2008, licensing policy and review of export control legislation - Business and Enterprise Committee Contents

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 public bodies.

Current membership

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 via


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 A list of Joint Reports of the Committees in the present Parliament is at the back of this volume.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Nerys Welfoot (Clerk), Dr Edward Waller (Second Clerk) and James Bowman (Committee Assistant).


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

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