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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
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 remove filter
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 more like this
grouped question UIN
127539 more like this
127698 more like this
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
answering member
label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
tabling member
label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this