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Arms Trade: Export Controls

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN HL13767, tabled on 1 March 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government why moral considerations are not included in the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria used to assess arms export licence applications.

Answered on

8 March 2021

The Consolidated Criteria provide a thorough risk assessment framework and require us to consider the possible impact of providing equipment and its capabilities. HM Government will not grant an export licence if to do so would be inconsistent with the Consolidated Criteria.