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Arms Exports (Algeria)

Volume 400: debated on Wednesday 26 February 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to reintroduce a de facto embargo on the sale of military equipment and arms sales to Algeria. [98820]

The Government closely scrutinise all export licence applications for Algeria according to the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, taking into account the circumstances prevailing at the time. In particular, we would be likely to have concerns with any export that might be used for internal repression or affect regional stability.