Arms Trade: Human Rights

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 20th February 2019.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many sales were conducted by (a) the UK Government and (b) British registered military companies at the Defence and Security Equipment International 2017 to (i) states and (ii) companies registered within those states that appeared on the list of the UK Government’s Human Rights Priority Countries in 2017.

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

The Department does not hold central records of defence and security exports achieved at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) specifically. DSEI is a defence and security exhibition organised by a commercial events company. DIT DSO’s Official Statistics provide estimates of global defence and security exports, achieved throughout each year, based on orders or sales and are published annually on GOV.UK with the most recent being 2017 figures, published in July 2018.

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