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Arms Trade: Exports

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the average length of time of each stage of the export licensing process was for licences in respect of exports to each country in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. (258697)

The Government publish information on the average (median) number of days taken to process all Standard Individual Export Licences applications, by destination. The Government do not break this down into times taken for individual stages of the process.

The information can be viewed on the BERR website at:

http://www.berr.gov.uk/whatwedo/europeandtrade/strategic-export-control/statistics/process-times/index.html

The latest date for which information is available is 30 June 2008. Officials will shortly be publishing the information for the quarter ending 30 September 2008.