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Arms Trade: Exports

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 46058, tabled on 12 September 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will make it his policy that the UK leaving the EU will not (a) affect the UK's position as a signatory to the EU's Code of Conduct on Arms Exports and (b) require any amendment of the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria.

Answered on

19 September 2016

Until we leave the EU, the UK will remain a full member, with all of the rights and obligations. This includes those relating to export licencing policy.

The assessment framework provided by the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, as set out in the Written Ministerial Statement of 25 March 2014, remains in force.