Committee on Arms Export Controls questions Vince Cable and William Hague

07 February 2012

On Tuesday 7 February the Committees will hold the final evidence session examining the Government's 2010 Annual Report on Strategic Export Controls (HC 1402, 18 July 2011) and the quarterly reports produced during 2010 and the early part of 2011.

It will provide an opportunity for Members from the four influential select committees (Business, Innovation and Skill, Defence, Foreign Affairs and International Development) to question the Secretaries of State on:  

  • strategic export control policy
  • enforcement of export controls
  • exports to specific countries
  • the International Arms Trade Treaty and
    other areas of arms export control


At 5pm, Grimond Room Portcullis House

Business, Innovation and Skills Department (at 5.00 pm)

  • Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Tom Smith, Head of Export Control Organisation
  • Chris Chew, Head of Policy, Export Control Organisation

At 6pm

Foreign and Commonwealth Office FCO

  • Rt Hon William Hague, Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Sarah Macintosh, Director of Defence and International Security
  • David Hall, Deputy Head, Counter Proliferation Department

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