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Riot Control Weapons: USA

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 84169, tabled on 2 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the evidence, analysis and conclusions reached by his Department as part of its June 2020 re-assessment of exports of riot control equipment to the US.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

21 September 2020

The matter of whether or not to issue an export licence requires an assessment of material which is often sensitive. It would not be appropriate to lay our assessments before Parliament. The Government upholds its parliamentary obligations around export licensing, and publishes information about all licences issued, refused, or revoked.

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