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End-User Certificates

Volume 115: debated on Wednesday 6 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he takes to monitor compliance with end-user certificates; how many contraventions have been notified to him over the latest period for which figures are available; what steps he takes to investigate alleged contraventions of the terms of such certificates; and if he will make a statement.

[pursuant to his reply, 5 May 1987, c. 318]: Export licences are not issued unless the Government are satisfied as to the end use stated on the application. End-use certificates are just one element in the verification of export licence applications. It is not Government practice to disclose the nature of checks made.