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Arms Trade: Morocco

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 124336, tabled on 2 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government has issued arms exports licences for equipment or technology to Morocco for use in Western Sahara.

Answered on

11 December 2020

HM Government publishes Official Statistics (on a quarterly and annual basis) on export licences granted, refused and revoked to all destinations on GOV.UK. These reports contain detailed information including the overall value, type (e.g. Military, Other) and a summary of the items covered by these licences. This information is available at: gov.uk/government/collections/strategic-export-controls-licensing-data

The most recent publication was on 13th October 2020, covering the period 1st April – 30th June 2020. However, to determine whether licences granted were for use in the Western Sahara would require searches on each individual application, which could only be completed at disproportionate costs.