Scrutiny of Arms Exports and Arms Control (2013) - Committees on Arms Export Control 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, Innovation and Skills, 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*, Mike Crockart, Caroline Dinenage, Julie Elliott, Rebecca Harris, Ann McKechin*, Mr Robin Walker*, Nadhim Zahawi*

DEFENCE: Rt Hon James Arbuthnot*§, Mr Julian Brazier*, Thomas Docherty*, Rt Hon Jeffrey M. Donaldson*, Mr Dai Havard, Mr Adam Holloway, Mrs Madeleine Moon, Penny Mordaunt*, Sir Bob Russell*, Bob Stewart*, Ms Gisela Stuart, Derek Twigg* [John Glen*—left Committee 8/11/2012]

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

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Bruce*§, Hugh Bayley, Fiona Bruce*, Richard Burden*, Fabian Hamilton*, Pauline Latham, Jeremy Lefroy, Mr Michael McCann, Fiona O'Donnell*, Mark Pritchard, 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. All publications of the Committees (including news items) are on the internet at

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committees are Keith Neary (Clerk), Jacqueline Cooksey (Committee Assistant), and Alex Paterson (Media Officer)


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Committees on Arms Export Controls, House of Commons, Committee Office, Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 2420; the Committees' email address is

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Prepared 17 July 2013