Exports: Syria

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 6th September 2013.

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Photo of Thomas Docherty Thomas Docherty Labour, Dunfermline and West Fife

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many export licences were issued for the period 1 January 2011 to 30 June 2012 to companies seeking to export materials to Syria listed by company and description of material.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills , Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

holding answer 5 September 2013

Information about export licences issued between 1 January 2011 to 30 June 2012 is available in the Annual and Quarterly Reports on Strategic Export Controls which are available to view on the Strategic Export Controls: Reports and Statistics website at:


These reports contain detailed information on export licences issued, refused or revoked, by destination, including the overall value, type (e.g. Military, Other) and a summary of the items covered by these licences. The names of the companies granted the licences are exempt from disclosure because this information was provided in confidence and is commercially sensitive.

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