HC Deb 24 June 1992 vol 210 cc224-5W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how may prosecutions Her Majesty's Customs and Excise Department has initiated against United Kingdom companies since 1987 for breaching the provisions of the missile technology control regime.

Sir John Cope

The United Kingdom's obligations under the missile technology control regime are included, with obligations under other non-proliferation regimes, in the restrictions imposed under the Export of Goods (Control) Order 1991. Exportation of some goods can contravene more than one of these regimes. Prosecutions are based on breaches of the Export of Goods Control Order and customs records do not therefore identify which underlying non-proliferation regime is concerned.

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