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Arms Trade

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 29 January 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what was the total value of military equipment supplied by the UK to (a) Israel and (b) Palestine in 2007-08. (249672)

[holding answer 20 January 2009]: HM Revenue and Customs’ Overseas Trade Statistics do not provide a complete identification of defence equipment. For Standard International Trade Classification division 98 (military weapons and accessories), they record UK exports to Israel worth £77,000 in 2007 and £1,445,000 in the first 10 months of 2008, and UK imports from Israel worth £607,000 and £1,947,000 respectively. There was no recorded UK trade in SITC division 98 with the Occupied Palestinian Territories.