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star this property date less than 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
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Department for International Trade more like this
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 Honduras: Electronic Surveillance 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 he has made an assessment as to whether the telecommunications interception equipment licensed to Honduras on 17 August 2017 and 19 December 2016 has been used by the authorities in their recent surveillance-led crack down against dissidents following November's disputed election; and whether he plans to revoke licences for strategic goods to that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown remove filter
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 127539 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
star this property answer text <p>All export licence applications are considered on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria based on the most up-to-date information and analysis available at the time, including reports from NGOs and our overseas network. We will not license the export of items where to do so would be inconsistent with any provision of the Consolidated Criteria. In particular, we assessed both licences against Criterion 2(a) – whether there is a clear risk that the goods might be used for internal repression.</p><p>Each application must be supported by an undertaking from the end-user which sets out the intended purpose of the goods. This undertaking is considered as part of the overall assessment process but we do not rely solely on assurances given by the recipient state in deciding whether or not to grant a licence. As part of our assessment under Criterion 2 we consider all relevant information, including the behaviour of the end user with regard to respect for human rights. In this case, as part of the assessment, the British Embassy in Honduras was consulted thoroughly on the end user and stated end use.</p><p>The first licence granted in December 2016 was for a temporary export for demonstration purposes; a condition of the licence was that the goods were returned to the UK within 12 months, this licence has now expired. Our records show that the licence granted in August 2017 has not been used and currently no goods have yet been shipped. I therefore do not consider that the goods licensed for export could have been used against protestors.</p><p>No licences have been revoked or suspended for Honduras. We are keeping the situation under careful review.</p><p>I am withholding the name of the exporter because information on export licence applicants is confidential.</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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127579 more like this
127698 remove filter
127700 more like this
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less than 2018-02-20T11:00:38.163Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-20T11:00:38.163Z
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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
839019
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
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Department for International Trade more like this
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 Honduras: Electronic Surveillance more like this
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 he sought assurances from the Government of Honduras that the telecommunications interception equipment licensed to Honduras would not be used in internal repression. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown remove filter
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 127579 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
star this property answer text <p>All export licence applications are considered on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria based on the most up-to-date information and analysis available at the time, including reports from NGOs and our overseas network. We will not license the export of items where to do so would be inconsistent with any provision of the Consolidated Criteria. In particular, we assessed both licences against Criterion 2(a) – whether there is a clear risk that the goods might be used for internal repression.</p><p>Each application must be supported by an undertaking from the end-user which sets out the intended purpose of the goods. This undertaking is considered as part of the overall assessment process but we do not rely solely on assurances given by the recipient state in deciding whether or not to grant a licence. As part of our assessment under Criterion 2 we consider all relevant information, including the behaviour of the end user with regard to respect for human rights. In this case, as part of the assessment, the British Embassy in Honduras was consulted thoroughly on the end user and stated end use.</p><p>The first licence granted in December 2016 was for a temporary export for demonstration purposes; a condition of the licence was that the goods were returned to the UK within 12 months, this licence has now expired. Our records show that the licence granted in August 2017 has not been used and currently no goods have yet been shipped. I therefore do not consider that the goods licensed for export could have been used against protestors.</p><p>No licences have been revoked or suspended for Honduras. We are keeping the situation under careful review.</p><p>I am withholding the name of the exporter because information on export licence applicants is confidential.</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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127539 more like this
127698 remove filter
127700 more like this
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less than 2018-02-20T11:00:38.257Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-20T11:00:38.257Z
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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
839141
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
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Department for International Trade more like this
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 Honduras: Arms Trade more like this
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 steps his Department took to comply with criterion two of the consolidated EU and national arms export licensing criteria before issuing arms export licences for exports to Honduras in 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown remove filter
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 127700 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
star this property answer text <p>All export licence applications are considered on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria based on the most up-to-date information and analysis available at the time, including reports from NGOs and our overseas network. We will not license the export of items where to do so would be inconsistent with any provision of the Consolidated Criteria. In particular, we assessed both licences against Criterion 2(a) – whether there is a clear risk that the goods might be used for internal repression.</p><p>Each application must be supported by an undertaking from the end-user which sets out the intended purpose of the goods. This undertaking is considered as part of the overall assessment process but we do not rely solely on assurances given by the recipient state in deciding whether or not to grant a licence. As part of our assessment under Criterion 2 we consider all relevant information, including the behaviour of the end user with regard to respect for human rights. In this case, as part of the assessment, the British Embassy in Honduras was consulted thoroughly on the end user and stated end use.</p><p>The first licence granted in December 2016 was for a temporary export for demonstration purposes; a condition of the licence was that the goods were returned to the UK within 12 months, this licence has now expired. Our records show that the licence granted in August 2017 has not been used and currently no goods have yet been shipped. I therefore do not consider that the goods licensed for export could have been used against protestors.</p><p>No licences have been revoked or suspended for Honduras. We are keeping the situation under careful review.</p><p>I am withholding the name of the exporter because information on export licence applicants is confidential.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
127539 more like this
127579 more like this
127698 remove filter
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less than 2018-02-20T11:00:38.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-20T11:00:38.367Z
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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