To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many licences have been issued under Annex 3 of the EC regulation on torture and death penalty goods relating to PAVA and OC sprays; and which end users were specified for those licences.
30 June 2020
Our records show the following licences were granted between 2006 and 2019:
49 Standard Individual Export Licences (SIELs) for end users that include one for commercial use (for use as a flavouring in the Food Manufacturing industry); one for forensic analysis; one for government; two stockists; two for demonstration purposes (not for resale) and 41 for law enforcement agencies; and one SIEL (Transhipment) licence for naval use;
Three Standard Individual Trade Control Licences (SITCLs), where two were for law enforcement agencies and one was for testing and evaluation purposes;
One Open Individual Export Licence (OIEL) has been granted with the conditions that (a) the exporter may only export to a government directly or companies using the listed goods in fulfilment of a government contract, and (b) export under this licence is restricted to armed forces, the police, the Home Department (or equivalent), other security forces, and law enforcement.