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1140904
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the reason is for the difference in the number of extant arms export licences for Saudi Arabia for possible use in Yemen under review as a result of the court of appeal's Judgment of 20 June 2019 set out in (a) DEP2019-0710 that referenced 95 OIELS, (b) DEP2019-0711 that referenced 71 SIELS and 65 OIELS and (c) the 27 June 2019 witness statement to the Court of Appeal by Edward Bell that referenced 45 arms export licences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 280400 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>DEP2019-0710, provided in response to UIN 267765, gave information on all extant Open Individual Export Licences (OIELs) for Saudi Arabia, including those for dual-use items as well as for military goods; whereas DEP2019-0711, provided in response to UIN 268564, gave information on all extant export licences for military-rated goods (but not dual-use items) for Saudi Arabia, including Standard Individual Export Licences (SIELs) as well as OIELs.</p><p> </p><p>The witness statement referred to pending applications, not extant licences.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T12:25:03.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T12:25:03.28Z
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1482
unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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4615
unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1135503
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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Department for International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the cost to the public purse was (a) of his Department's legal team and (b) in legal fees to the appellant for his Department's defence of the 2017 High Court case on arms sales to Saudi Arabia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 270751 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The cost to the public purse of (a) the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) legal team was £146,752.61, and (b) the cost to the public purse in legal fees to the appellant for this Department’s defence of the 2017 High Court case on arms sales to Saudi Arabia was £45,000. In addition, other money disbursed from the public purse for the purposes of this case was £138,292.14. This figure represents DIT legal costs to date associated with the Special Advocate representing the Appellant in closed proceedings in the Judicial Review.</p><p> </p><p>The figures provided comprise net legal costs, including disbursement costs and these represent the legal cost to DIT. The legal costs provided here do not include figures spent by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence. There may also be further legal costs that have not yet been billed to the department.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T08:28:37.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T08:28:37.123Z
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1482
unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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127342
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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1482
star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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4434
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
1138464
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Department for International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will place in the Library a copy of the witness statement of the Head of the Export Control Joint Unit dated 27 June 2019 in his Department's application to appeal the Court of Appeal judgment of 20 June 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 276268 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>We do not propose to place documents related to these court proceedings in the Library. There are specific rules of court procedure concerning access to documents on the court file in line with principles of open justice which provide a mechanism for public access.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T09:32:07.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T09:32:07.563Z
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1482
unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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4615
unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1138518
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Department for International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2019 to Question 267763 on Standard Individual Export Licences: Saudi Arabia, what the estimated value is of the 57 export licences for Saudi Arabia under consideration on 20 June 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 276260 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Any applications being considered for the granting of licences have not been published as official statistics on GOV.UK and therefore information about those applications cannot be disclosed.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, since no decision has been taken on these export licence applications, I am also withholding this information as its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice relations between the United Kingdom and another State.</p><p> </p><p>The data currently published on GOV.UK covers licences where a decision was made prior to 1 January 2019, with details of each licence correct as at 15 March 2019. Information from the period 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 will be published on 16 July 2019 and data covering the period 1 April 2019 to 30 June 2019 will be published in October 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T09:28:24.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T09:28:24.32Z
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1482
unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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4523
unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1138534
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Department for International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether representatives from Saudi Arabia (a) have been or (b) will be invited by the Government to send a delegation to the Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition taking place at the Excel Centre in London 10-13 September 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 276264 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>Representatives of Saudi Arabia will be invited to DSEI 2019.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T15:23:43.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:23:43.003Z
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1482
unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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4602
unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
1136886
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Department for International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2019 to Question 268564, if he will publish the (a) number, (b) type and (c) item code for (i) all extant licences for military goods to each of Saudi Arabia's coalition partners and (ii) any such licences under review as a result of the Court of Appeal Judgment of 20 June 2019; and what the timetable is for the completion of those reviews. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 273478 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>Details of military rated licences that were extant as at 5 July 2019 and were granted prior to 31 December 2018 have been deposited in the libraries of the House.</p><p> </p><p>The spreadsheet deposited includes the value of each licence at the time it was granted, but we cannot provide an estimate of total values for licences that are still valid, as some of these will have been partially used. Some Standard Individual Export Licence (SIEL) value data includes data relating to a number of non-military rated items or items that do not require an export licence, which were included on the respective licence application.</p><p> </p><p>Information about licences granted from 1 January 2019 onwards have not, as yet, been published as official statistics on GOV.UK and therefore cannot be disclosed. The data currently published on GOV.UK covers licences where a decision was made prior to 1 January 2019, with details of each licence correct as at 15 March 2019.</p><p> </p><p>Information from the period 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 will be published on 16 July 2019 and data covering the period 1 April 2019 to 30 June 2019 will be published in October 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is carefully considering the implications of the Court of Appeal Judgment for decision making. As part of this work we will be determining whether licences would need to be reconsidered. At this stage it is uncertain how long this work will take.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T14:27:53.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T14:27:53.673Z
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1482
unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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4615
unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1137625
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Court of Appeal ruling on 20 June 2019 in R (on the application of Campaign Against Arms Trade) v. The Secretary of State for International Trade, whether his Department will suspend extant open licences for the export of arms to Saudi Arabia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 274613 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government is carefully considering the implications of the Court of Appeal judgment of 20 June for decision making. We disagree with the judgment and are seeking permission to appeal. While we do this, we will not grant any new licences for exports to Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners (UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain and Egypt) for possible use in the conflict in Yemen.</p><p> </p><p>Extant licences are not immediately affected by this judgment but decisions about these licences are remitted to the Government to reconsider in the light of the judgment. The Campaign Against Arms Trade did not seek an Order to suspend licences and the Court has not ordered their suspension. The Court expressly clarified that the outcome of the reconsideration was not a foregone conclusion.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T10:59:41.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T10:59:41.42Z
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1482
unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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4615
unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1136572
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to paragraph 141 of the Court of Appeal judgment in R (on the application of Campaign Against Arms Trade) v The Secretary of State for International Trade, for what reason his Department's policy was not to assess past violations of international humanitarian law by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 272914 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The central issue in relation to military exports to the Saudi-led coalition in the context of the conflict in Yemen is Criterion 2c of the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria (the Government will not grant an export licence if there is a <em>clear risk</em> that the item <em>might</em> be used in the commission of a serious violation of IHL).</p><p> </p><p>Criterion 2c is a prospective and predictive exercise as to whether there is a clear risk <em>in the future</em>. Although the Government has always considered the historic record in respect of IHL, past instances are only a part of the picture in relation to Criterion 2c.</p><p> </p><p>The Court of Appeal judgment concerns reaching findings on IHL in specific incidents in the past. The Government’s approach has recognised the inherent difficulty of doing so where we do not have access to complete information. We are now considering the implications of the judgment for decision-making.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:41:44.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:41:44.81Z
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1482
unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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4615
unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1133827
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Department for International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government why they approve export licences for the supply of arms to Saudi Arabia. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL16578 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Trade is responsible for licensing the export of arms and military equipment. All export licence applications for arms exports to Saudi Arabia are approved where they are assessed to be consistent with the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria which were announced to Parliament by the then Business Secretary on 25 March 2014. All relevant information, from a wide range of sources, is taken into account when assessing export licence applications, including the capability of the equipment to be exported, the end-user and stated end-use, and the risk of misuse or diversion to undesirable end-users.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T16:32:20.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T16:32:20.113Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1133824
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Department for International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the High Court judgment on 20 June, whether they intend to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia immediately on humanitarian grounds. more like this
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Lord Truscott more like this
star this property uin HL16575 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government disagrees with the Court of Appeal judgment and will be seeking permission to appeal. We are carefully considering the implications of the judgment for decision-making. While we do this, we will not grant any new licences for exports to Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners, which might be used in the conflict in Yemen.</p><p> </p><p>Arms sales data by region are published annually on GOV.UK.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, information on export licences issued, refused and revoked, up to 31 December 2018, which includes values declared for Standard Individual Export Licences, is published on GOV.UK.</p><p> </p><p>It should be noted, that licences granted are not necessarily a measure of sales or exports shipped in a given period as they are valid for between two and five years. Licensing data only provides a partial indication of sales as exporters only declare export values for a subsection of licences (Standard Individual Export Licences). Some licences expire before they are used and, in these circumstances, exporters must submit a further application, which can result in an element of double counting.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16577 more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T13:19:32.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T13:19:32.697Z
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4169
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Truscott more like this