§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will (a) detail the checks that are made to see that the end user certificates issued when arms export licences are granted are adhered to, and (b) list any countries that do not need end user certificates when an arms export licence is granted, explaining in each case why the certificate is not needed.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
(a) Export licences are not issued unless the Government are satisfied that the end use will be as stated on the application. It is not Government practice to disclose the nature of checks made.
(b) An international import certificate or an end user certificate is required for arms export licences for all destinations where the consignee is not a Government body.