HC Deb 27 July 1988 vol 138 cc277-8W
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:

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.