§ 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.