§ Mr. Keetch
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the industrial members of the National Defence Industries Council; what the criteria are for their appointment; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Ingram
The industry members of the National Defence Industries Council (NDIC) currently areSir Richard Evans: Chairman, Defence Industries Council and Chairman, BAE Systems plcMr. Andrew Davies: Vice President Defence, IntellectMr. Martin Jay: President, Society of Maritime IndustriesSir David Lees: Chairman, GKN plcMr. Nick Prest: Chairman, Defence Manufacturers AssociationMr. Gordon Page: President, Society British Aerospace CompaniesDr. Sally Howes: Secretary, Defence Industries CouncilMr. Simon Frost: Chairman, Claverham GroupMr. Alex Dorrian: Chief Executive Officer, Thales Defence Ltd.Mr. Colin Green: President of Defence Aerospace, Rolls-Royce plcMr. Tony Pryor: Chairman Devonport Management Ltd., and Chief Operating Officer Europe and Africa, Kellogg Brown and Root
The NDIC is the senior body that provides a focus for regular consultation between the Ministry of Defence and industry on questions of defence supply and procurement of mutual concern, and defines areas for joint study.
Appointment to the NDIC is at the discretion of the Secretary of State. The industry membership comprises the senior representatives of the four main trade associations, senior industrialists, representatives of the service sector and representatives of small and medium-sized enterprises, who are invited on an individual basis.