To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, to which countries of concern on human rights the Government has authorised arms sales in the last year.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
8 September 2016
From January 2015 – March 2016 licences have been granted for military goods to the following countries of human rights concern:
Afghanistan; Bahrain; Bangladesh; Burundi; Central African Republic; China; Colombia; Democratic Republic of Congo; Egypt; Iraq; Israel and The Occupied Palestinian Territories; Maldives; Pakistan; Russia; Saudi Arabia; Somalia; South Sudan; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Syria; Turkmenistan; Venezuela; Yemen and Zimbabwe.
Further details on all licences granted for export are publically available as Official Statistics at www.gov.uk.
All export licences are issued in strict accordance with the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria and any sanctions or embargoes that may be in place at the time an application is submitted for consideration.