HC Deb 29 June 1994 vol 245 c626W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 21 June,Official Report, column 118, if he will list (a) the countries to which arms have been sold over the last 12 months and (b) those countries to which arms have not been sold because of human rights abuse.

Mr. Aitken

United Kingdom defence statistics, table 1.11, contains information on United Kingdom exports of defence equipment by region—the 1994 edition will be published in mid-July this year—and the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms covers transfers of certain major arms by country. It has not been the practice of this or preceding Administrations to list all arms sales by country. It would be for my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary to address the question of human rights abuses.