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Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 7th June 2016.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of the number and value of arms export licences issued to Saudi Arabia since 19 March 2015; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Holding answer received on 06 June 2016

Information on arms export licences are published as Official Statistics in the Annual and Quarterly Reports on Strategic Export Controls. 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. They are available to view at GOV.UK.

The most recently published information covers the period to 31 December 2015. Information covering 1 January to 31 March 2016 will be published on 19 July 2016 and information covering 1 April to 30 June 2016 will be published on 19 October 2016.

All export licences are issued in strict accordance with the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria.

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