Hong Kong

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 9th December 2014.

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Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 November 2014 to Question 213991, for what reasons it was decided that following the use of tear gas canisters during protests in Hong Kong on 28 September 2014 only one arms transfer licence should be subject to review.

Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Holding answer received on 08 December 2014

Following the use of tear gas by the Hong Kong Police on 28 September, the Government looked at all extant licences for tear gas exports to the Hong Kong Police since 1999. It was concluded that only one export licence for export of tear gas to the Hong Kong Police remained extant and relevant, granted in August 2010. This licence remains open.

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