Committees on Arms Export Controls

The Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly the Quadripartite Committee) is the name for the concurrent meeting of four House of Commons select committees, comprising the International Trade Select Committee, the Defence Select Committee, the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, and the International Development Select Committee.

The remit of the committee is to examine the Government's expenditure, administration and policy on strategic exports (licensing of arms exports and other controlled goods).

In 2015 to 2016 the committee did not meet for over 9 months after the chairman Sir John Stanley retired as an MP, because of a long delay in appointing new members. Chris White was elected chair in February 2016.[1][2] In March 2016 an inquiry into the use of UK-manufactured weapons in Yemen was launched.[3]



In the 58th parliament, Mark Garnier is the chairman.[4]

57th parliament

As of the 16 March 2019, the members of the Committees were:

Member Party Constituency
Graham Jones MP (Chair) Labour Hyndburn
Rt. Hon Ann Clywd MP Labour Cynon Valley
Leo Docherty MP Conservative Aldershot
Nigel Evans MP Conservative Ribble Valley
Marcus Fysh MP Conservative Yeovil
Mike Gapes MP Change UK Ilford South
Ranil Jayawardena MP Conservative North East Hampshire
Pauline Latham OBE MP Conservative Mid Derbyshire
Chris Law MP SNP Dundee West
Emma Little-Pengelly MP DUP Belfast South
Rt. Hon. Priti Patel MP Conservative Witham
Gavin Robinson MP DUP Belfast East
Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP Labour Co-op Brighton Kemptown
Bob Seely MBE MP Conservative Isle of Wight
Henry Smith MP Conservative Crawley
Stephen Twigg MP Labour Co-op Liverpool West Derby
Catherine West MP Labour Hornsey and Wood Green
Faisal Rashid MP Labour Warrington South

See also


  1. Cahal Milmo (10 March 2016). "Saudi Arabia's use of British weapons in Yemen to be investigated by Parliamentary commission". The Independent. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  2. "Chris White MP elected as Chair". House of Commons. UK Parliament. 10 February 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  3. "Use of UK-manufactured arms in Yemen inquiry launched". House of Commons. UK Parliament. 10 March 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  4. "Committees on Arms Export Controls - Membership - Committees - UK Parliament". Retrieved 2021-02-08.