Committees: Arms Trade

Leader of the House written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Leader of the House, whether he has had discussions with the Chairs of the Business, Innovation and Skills, International Development, Foreign Affairs and Defence select committees on their re-establishment of the Committees on Arms Export Controls.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons

No. The re-establishment of the Committees on Arms Export Controls (CAEC) is a matter for the relevant committees under Standing Order No. 137, which allows for the concurrent meeting of any select committee with another for the purpose of deliberating or taking evidence.

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