HC Deb 07 December 1994 vol 251 c264W
Mr. Andrew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will ban the export of certain classes of weapons to Indonesia while violations of human rights continue.

Mr. Goodlad

The export to any destination of arms and other goods listed in the Export of Goods (Control) Order 1994 is prohibited without a licence issued by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade. All applications for export licences for defence equipment are considered on a case by case basis in the light of established criteria. In the case of Indonesia, we would not, for example, licence for export equipment likely to be used for internal repression.