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Arms Export Controls Committee

On 19 December 2012, MPs took evidence from Business Secretary Vince Cable and Foreign Secretary William Hague on arms exports.

The committee is made up of members of the Business, Defence, Foreign Affairs and International Development committees.

It examines the government's expenditure, administration and policy on strategic exports, which covers the licensing of arms exports and other controlled goods.

Prime Minister David Cameron used a recent speech on foreign affairs to warn against being "squeamish" in seeking defence contracts, promoting the government's strategy to double UK exports to £1 trillion by 2020.

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