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Arms Trade: Human Rights

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 220843, tabled on 14 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many sales were conducted by (a) the UK Government and (b) British registered military companies at the Defence and Security Equipment International 2017 to (i) states and (ii) companies registered within those states that appeared on the list of the UK Government’s Human Rights Priority Countries in 2017.

Answered on

20 February 2019

The Department does not hold central records of defence and security exports achieved at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) specifically. DSEI is a defence and security exhibition organised by a commercial events company. DIT DSO’s Official Statistics provide estimates of global defence and security exports, achieved throughout each year, based on orders or sales and are published annually on GOV.UK with the most recent being 2017 figures, published in July 2018.