To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the value of exports of pepper spray to the US in the last five years.
29 June 2020
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are responsible for the collection and publication of data on UK imports and exports of goods to and from the UK. HMRC release this information monthly as a National Statistic: the Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics.
The trade data collected does not enable HMRC to distinguish exports of pepper spray from other spring, air or gas guns or truncheons.
However, there is aggregated trade data available for the goods and periods requested on HMRC’s uktradeinfo.com website, under ‘Build your own data tables’. The site also contains a ‘Help’ function for information on how to extract trade data.
Trade data relating to all spring, air and gas guns and pistols and truncheons can be found using commodity code 9304000000.