§ Mr. Nellist
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what provision is made by his Department for measuring and regulating the export of military equipment from the 127W United Kingdom through collaborative projects; what provision is made for measuring and regulating the re-export of this equipment to third countries; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
Exports from the United Kingdom of goods controlled under the Exports of Goods (Control) Order 1987, as amended, are subject to export licensing in accordance with procedures operated by the Department of Trade and Industry.
There are no special provisions for collaborative projects; the same export requirements and procedures apply to them as to any other export of defence equipment.
In general, the export or re-export of collaborative equipment to third countries calls for the agreement of all the collaborative partners although each project has its own memorandum of understanding and procedures differ slightly between them.