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Arms Trade: Treaties

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Treaty between the Government and the US Administration concerning defence trade co-operation includes transfers of component parts for (a) national missile defence and (b) nuclear weapons systems. (159476)

The detailed arrangements for the Defence Trade Co-operation Treaty are still under negotiation. The Treaty will operate alongside the existing UK export control regime and transfers of controlled components will be subject to the current arrangements. Controls on exports from the United States are a matter for the US Government.