HC Deb 28 February 1977 vol 927 c33W
Mr. Hugh Jenkins

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what criteria, with respect to the observance of human rights, democratic forms of government and the rule of law, he judges the eligibility of countries for exports of riot control equipment from the United Kingdom.

Mr. Judd

Exports of riot control equipment are subject to restrictions similar to those on exports of arms and other military equipment. Each application is treated on its merits, and an export licence is only issued after consultation among the responsible Government Departments, which take into account all relevant political, military, economic and strategic factors, paying particular attention to the end use of the equipment.

Forward to