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Riot Control Weapons: Chile

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 78733, tabled on 22 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which non-governmental organisations his Department has worked with in order to determine whether the granting of crowd control equipment and ammunition to Chile would result in those exports being used for internal repression per the Consolidated Criteria.

Answered on

1 September 2020

HMG takes its export control responsibilities seriously and continue to monitor developments in Chile closely. We examine every application on a case-by-case basis against strict Criteria, drawing on a range of sources in making assessments, including a range of NGOs and international organisations in addition to our diplomatic posts. All licences are kept under careful and continual review particularly in the light of changed circumstances or new information.

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