Scrutiny of Arms Exports and Arms Controls (2014): Scrutiny of the Government's UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2012, the Government's Quarterly Reports from October 2012 to September 2013, and the Government's policies on arms exports and int - Committees on Arms Export Controls Contents

The Committees on Arms Export Controls

The four House of Commons Select Committees that comprise the Committees on Arms Export Controls (CAEC) are: the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, the Defence Committee, the Foreign Affairs Committee and the International Development Committee. The CAEC's task is to scrutinise the UK Government's arms export control procedures and legislation, individual arms export licence decisions, arms export policies, and the UK's role in international arms control agreements.

Current membership

BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND SKILLS: Mr Adrian Bailey*§, William Bain, Mr Brian Binley, Paul Blomfield, Katy Clark*, Mike Crockart*, Caroline Dinenage, Julie Elliott, Rebecca Harris, Ann McKechin*, Mr Robin Walker*, Nadhim Zahawi*

DEFENCE: Rory Stewart§, Mr Julian Brazier*, Rt Hon Jeffrey M. Donaldson, Mr James Gray*, Mr Dai Havard, Mr Adam Holloway*, Mrs Madeleine Moon, Sir Bob Russell*, Bob Stewart*, Ms Gisela Stuart*, Derek Twigg*, John Woodcock

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Rt Hon Sir John Stanley* (Chair of the Committees' concurrent meetings), Rt Hon Sir 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, Nadhim Zahawi*

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Bruce*§, Hugh Bayley, Fiona Bruce, Sir Tony Cunningham, Fabian Hamilton*, Pauline Latham, Jeremy Lefroy*, Sir Peter Luff*, Mr Michael McCann, Fiona O'Donnell, Chris White* [Richard Burden*—left Committee 4/11/2013]

* 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), Su Panchanathan (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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