Scrutiny of Arms Export Controls (2011): UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2009, Quarterly Reports for 2010, licensing policy and review of export control legislation - Foreign Affairs Committee Contents

The Committees on Arms Export Controls

The Business Innovation and Skills, 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, INNOVATION AND SKILLS: Mr Adrian Bailey*§, Mr Brian Binley, Paul Blomfield*, Katy Clark*, Rebecca Harris, Margot James*, Dan Jarvis, Simon Kirby, Ian Murray*, Mr David Ward, Nadhim Zahawi*

DEFENCE: Rt Hon James Arbuthnot*§, Mr Julian Brazier, Thomas Docherty*, Rt Hon Jeffrey M. Donaldson*, John Glen*, Mr Mike Hancock, Mr Dai Harvard*, Mrs Madeleine Moon*, Penny Mordaunt,* Sandra Osborne*, Bob Stewart*, Ms Gisela Stuart*

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: , Rt Hon Sir John Stanley* (Chair of the Committees' concurrent meetings), Richard Ottaway§, Rt Hon Bob Ainsworth, Mr John Baron, Rt Hon Sir Menzies Campbell, Rt Hon Ann Clwyd, Mike Gapes*, Andrew Rosindell, Mr Frank Roy, Rory Stewart, Dave Watts*

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Rt Hon Malcolm Bruce*§, Hugh Bayley, Richard Burden*, Sam Gyimah, Richard Harrington*, Pauline Latham, Jeremy Lefroy, Michael McCann*, Alison McGovern, Anas Sarwar, Chris White*

* Member who participated in the inquiry leading to this Report

§ Chair of a participating 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 Mick Hillyard (Clerk), Eliot Barrass (Second Clerk) and Vanessa Hallinan (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 1223; the Committees' email address is

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