§ Mr. Eggar
Careful control is exercised over our export of defence equipment. Arms sales to any country require an export licence under the Export of Goods (Control) Order 1985. We take account of all the relevant security, political and economic factors, paying particular attention to proposals to sell items to countries with a poor human rights record. A licence would not be granted if it was thought that the equipment would be used for aggression, for internal repression or to violate human rights.