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 what assessment the Government made of the risk of exporting potassium fluoride and sodium fluoride to Syria in the granting of export licences in 2011-12.

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

All export licences to Syria were rigorously assessed on a case by case basis against the Consolidated European Union (EU) and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, taking into account all relevant factors, including the prevailing circumstances in the recipient country, the nature of the goods, the identity of the end-user and the stated end-use. Export licences are not issued when they would be inconsistent with the Criteria.

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