§ Mr. Sweeney
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what equipment the Government consider is covered by his Department's arms export policy to Taiwan.
§ Mr. Goodlad
We restrict the export to Taiwan on licensable defence-related equipment. Applications for export licences to supply defence-related equipment and technology are considered case by case. In scrutinising applications, we shall in future give greater weight to the implications for regional security tension, rather than focusing narrowly on Taiwan's military capability as hitherto. This is the result of a regular review of our policy. It does not amount to any substantial relaxation.