HC Deb 28 January 1983 vol 35 c540W
Mr. Stan Thorne

asked the Minister for Trade in respect of which countries licences for the export of electric shock equipment have been refused during the last two years.

Mr. Peter Rees

[pursuant to his reply, 24 January 1983, c. 266]: It has been the practice of successive Governments not to disclose details of export licences. I can, however, assure the hon. Member that the Government would not grant a licence for such equipment where, in their judgment, the items concerned were likely to be used for internal repression.