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Arms Exports

Volume 450: debated on Friday 20 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what licences have been granted for exports of military equipment and parts to (a) Burma, (b) China, (c) North Korea, (d) Iran, (e) Russia, (f) Saudi Arabia and (g) Zimbabwe in each of the last three years. (95534)

The Government publish detailed information on their export licensing decisions, including summary description of items covered by the export licence issued, by destination, in their annual and quarterly reports on strategic export controls. Copies of the Government’s annual reports are available from the Libraries of the House and at http://www.fco.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/Show/Page&c=Page&cid=1007029395474.

The Government have published quarterly reports on strategic export controls since January 2004. Copies of the quarterly reports are available at the DTI Export Control Organisation website at http://www.dti.gov.uk/europeandtrade/strategic-export-control/licensing-rating/statistics/issued-refused-revoked/index.html.