Exports: Syria

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

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Photo of Chuka Umunna Chuka Umunna Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on what date (a) he and (b) officials in his Department were informed that no chemicals were exported under the export licences issued on 17 and 18 January 2012.

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

The export licences issued on 17 and 18 January 2012 were revoked on 30 July 2012 following the imposition of EU sanctions in respect of Syria. BIS was informed that the licences had not been used on 30 July 2012.

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