§ Mr. Martyn Jones
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many applications have been made for the export of military equipment for each year from 1979; and how many of these have been(a) granted and (b) refused.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
The following are the numbers of licence applications received for exports of military equipment controlled under the Export of Goods (Control) Order:278W
Export licence applications received Year Number 1979 8,668 1980 6,882 1981 6,968 1982 6,851 1983 6,931 1984 6,871 1985 9,350 1986 9,406 1987 11,222
Records of the numbers of export licences granted and refused could only be provided at disproportionate cost.