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Volume 268: debated on Tuesday 12 December 1995

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To ask the President of the Board of Trade which parts and groups of the Export of Goods (Control) Order 1994 fall within the European Union embargo on arms, munitions and military equipment sales to Nigeria; and if licences already issued are being withdrawn if the equipment has not yet left the United Kingdom. [4750]

The arms embargo applies to all equipment listed in schedule 1, part III, group 1 of the Export of Goods (Control) Order 1994. The embargo does not extend to existing contracts for defence equipment for which individual export licences have been issued in accordance with the measures which were agreed and implemented by EU partners in 1993.