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Arms Trade: USA

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 57111, tabled on 9 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish a list of all individual (a) municipal, (b) county (c) state and (d) federal police forces identified as end users for strategic arms exports to the United States licensed by her Department in the last five years.

Answered on

16 June 2020

All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria (‘Consolidated Criteria’). In line with the Consolidated Criteria, my Department is able to review licences – and suspend or revoke as necessary – when circumstances require.

HM Government publishes Official Statistics (on a quarterly and annual basis) about ex-port licences granted, refused and revoked to all destinations on GOV.UK. These reports contain detailed information on export licences issued, refused or revoked, by destina-tion, including the overall value, type (e.g. Military, Other) and a summary of the items covered by these licences. These can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/strategic-export-controls-licensing-data.

The data currently provides details of licences up to 31st December 2019. Information about the period 1st January to 31st March 2020 will be published in July 2020 and data covering the period 1st April to 30th September 2020 will be published in October 2020.

A list of all entities as requested, and the requested information on military-rated extant licences for the end users detailed, can only be provided at disproportionate cost. Furthermore, such information may be commercially sensitive.

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