Cryptography: Zimbabwe

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform written question – answered on 16th July 2008.

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Photo of Harry Cohen Harry Cohen Labour, Leyton and Wanstead

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many export licences were granted by his Department for the export of cryptography equipment including cryptography software to Zimbabwe in 2007; to which company each was granted; what the value of goods permitted to be exported under each such licence was; and who the end-user was in each case.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister of State (Energy), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform

In 2007, two export licences, with a total value of £836,870, were granted for the export to Zimbabwe of cryptography equipment and software on the Dual Use list.

Export licence applications are made to the Government in confidence. The information they contain, including the name of the company to whom the licence was granted, the identity of the end-user, and the value of goods permitted for export under each individual licence, cannot therefore be disclosed.

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