Arms Trade: Israel

Department for Business and Trade written question – answered at on 27 March 2024.

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Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Labour, Exeter

To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many UK arms export licences have been issued where the end user is the Israeli Defence Force for (a) equipment and (b) parts of equipment in the last 6 months.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Labour, Exeter

To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many UK arms export licences are currently active for (a) equipment and (b) parts of equipment whose end user is the Israeli Defence Force.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands Party Chair, Conservative Party, Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)

HM Government publishes data on export licensing decisions on a quarterly basis in the Official Statistics, including data on outcome, end user destination, overall value, type (e.g. military, other) and a summary of the items covered by these licences. This data is available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/strategic-export-controls-licensing-data.

The most recent Official Statistics cover the period 1 April - 30 June 2023.

Information regarding export licensing decisions made between 1 October – 31 December 2023 will be published after April 2024 and information regarding export licensing decisions made between 1 January – 31 March 2024 will be published later this year.

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