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Libyan Arab Republic: Arms Trade

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the value of arms and related equipment exported from the UK to Libya has been over the last 10 years. (165580)

I have been asked to reply.

The Government do not hold information on the value of arms and related equipment exported from the UK, but can provide information on the value of licences issued for export. The Government publish detailed information on export licences issued, including the overall value and number of export licences approved for Libya and a summary of the items covered by these licences, in its Annual and Quarterly Reports on Strategic Export Controls.

The Government's Annual Reports, published since 1997, are available from the Libraries of the House and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website at =Page&cid=1007029395474.

The Government have published quarterly reports on Strategic Export Controls since January 2004 and these are also available from this website. Please note that the Annual Reports for 1997 and 1998 do not give the total value of Standard Individual Export Licences issued as this information was not collected at the time.