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855554
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Honduras: Electronic Surveillance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text to ask the Secretary of State for Intentional Trade, with reference to the statement from the Honduran office in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights condemning the use of force of force by the Honduras Government against protesters, if he will suspend the license for the unsent order of surveillance equipment to Honduras. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
tabling member printed
Lloyd Russell-Moyle remove filter
uin 130861 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-03-08more like thismore than 2018-03-08
answer text <p>The goods on this licence were presented to UK Customs for export on 22 February 2018. This licence is now exhausted.</p><p>United Nations reports are considered as part of the application process. The issue of the licence was consistent with the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria and remained so at the time of export.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
answering member printed Graham Stuart remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-03-08T17:40:07.733Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-08T17:40:07.733Z
answering member
1482
label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
tabling member
4615
label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
973023
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Exports: Saudi Arabia more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text Whether his Department takes into account information from the Joint Incident Assessment Team when determining an application for a licence to export to Saudi Arabia. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
tabling member printed
Lloyd Russell-Moyle remove filter
uin 906903 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
answer text <p>We take a wide range of relevant information into account, including information from the Joint Incidents Assessment Team.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
answering member printed Graham Stuart remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-09-13T12:32:46.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T12:32:46.45Z
answering member
1482
label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
tabling member
4615
label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
846744
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-02-22more like thismore than 2018-02-22
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Arms Trade: Export Controls more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps his Department has taken to ensure the compliance of the arms export sector with consolidated EU and national arms export licensing criteria. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
tabling member printed
Lloyd Russell-Moyle remove filter
uin 903873 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-02-22more like thismore than 2018-02-22
answer text <p>Military exports from the UK require export licences. 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, including reports from NGOs and our overseas network.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
answering member printed Graham Stuart remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-02-22T13:24:33.957Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-22T13:24:33.957Z
answering member
1482
label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
tabling member
4615
label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
838978
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Honduras: Electronic Surveillance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
tabling member printed
Lloyd Russell-Moyle remove filter
uin 127539 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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>
answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
answering member printed Graham Stuart remove filter
grouped question UIN
127579 more like this
127698 more like this
127700 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-02-20T11:00:38.163Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-20T11:00:38.163Z
answering member
1482
label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
tabling member
4615
label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
839019
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Honduras: Electronic Surveillance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
tabling member printed
Lloyd Russell-Moyle remove filter
uin 127579 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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>
answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
answering member printed Graham Stuart remove filter
grouped question UIN
127539 more like this
127698 more like this
127700 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-02-20T11:00:38.257Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-20T11:00:38.257Z
answering member
1482
label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
tabling member
4615
label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1055778
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the three extant Open Individual Trade Control Licences for bombs and missiles to Saudi Arabia, who manufactured those bombs and missiles; how many have been transferred under the Licences in each year since those Licences were granted; and what the value is of each such transfer in each of those years. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
tabling member printed
Lloyd Russell-Moyle remove filter
uin 217627 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answer text <p>No Open Individual Trade Control Licences have been granted for bombs and missiles to Saudi Arabia.</p><p> </p><p>We believe the question was intended to ask about the three Open Individual Export Licences (OIELs), relating to Storm Shadow and Brimstone air-to-surface missiles, manufactured by MBDA and Paveway bombs, manufactured by Raytheon.</p><p> </p><p>We do not hold data for the number of weapons exported under an OIEL each year. OIEL applications do not include values because OIELs are generally not restricted by quantity.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
answering member printed Graham Stuart remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-02-11T15:03:41.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T15:03:41.117Z
answering member
1482
label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
tabling member
4615
label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1059728
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Arms Trade: Bosnia and Herzegovian more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the article entitled UK Missed Chance to Stop Suspect Bosnian Bullet Deal published in Balkan Insight on 6 June 2018, whether those responsible for shipping ammunition from Bosnia to Saudi Arabia without a trade licence will be prosecuted; and whether future license applications from those responsible will be denied. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
tabling member printed
Lloyd Russell-Moyle remove filter
uin 220314 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>The Government cannot comment on individuals or companies that have previously been, or are currently being investigated. HM Revenue and Customs, on behalf of the Government, investigates all credible allegations of strategic export control offences, which can proceed to a full criminal investigation. HMRC investigators will recommend prosecution when and where there is clear evidence of a serious criminal offence.</p><p>Export licence applications are rigorously assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, taking account of all prevailing circumstances at the time of the application. The assessment may also take into account the risk that the proposed legitimate activity to be licensed will directly or indirectly facilitate other activities that violate export control or sanctions legislation. In doing so, the Government will consider, inter alia, the conduct of the licence applicant.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
answering member printed Graham Stuart remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T17:50:23.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T17:50:23.78Z
answering member
1482
label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
tabling member
4615
label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1137625
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
tabling member printed
Lloyd Russell-Moyle remove filter
uin 274613 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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
answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
answering member printed Graham Stuart remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-07-11T10:59:41.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T10:59:41.42Z
answering member
1482
label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
tabling member
4615
label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1141274
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the 20 June 2019 Court of Appeal judgment on arms sales to Saudi Arabia, how many (a) standard individual export licences, (b) open individual and (c) open general export licences his Department is reviewing. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
tabling member printed
Lloyd Russell-Moyle remove filter
uin 281025 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
answer text <p>Further to the judgment of 20 June 2019, the Government is carefully considering the implications of the judgment for licensing, including extant licences. The Government is considering the design of the process for licensing to ensure compliance with the judgment, as well as determining which extant licences are in scope. While this is taking place, the Government will not grant any new licences for export to Saudi Arabia or its coalition partners for items that might be used in Yemen.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
answering member printed Graham Stuart remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-09-03T11:20:49.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T11:20:49.09Z
answering member
1482
label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
tabling member
4615
label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1136572
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
tabling member printed
Lloyd Russell-Moyle remove filter
uin 272914 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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
answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
answering member printed Graham Stuart remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-07-08T14:41:44.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:41:44.81Z
answering member
1482
label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
tabling member
4615
label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this