Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 23rd January 2019.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Labour, Hornsey and Wood Green

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many compliance audits have been undertaken in relation to the Open Individual Export Licences granted to BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd on (a) 5 December 2013 for Storm Shadow air-to-surfaces missiles, (b) 5 March 2014 for Paveway Guided Bombs and (c) 21 August 2018 for Brimstone air-to-surface missiles for which Saudi Arabia was the end user country; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

There have been 3 compliance audits in relation to Open Individual Export Licences granted to BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd, for which Saudi Arabia was the end user country, since the first licence referred to was granted on 5 December 2013.

Our records show that the licence for export of Brimstone air-to-surface missiles was granted in 2014, not 2018 as referred to in the Parliamentary question.

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