HC Deb 27 February 1996 vol 272 c431W
Mr. Cousins

To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Taunton (Mr. Nicholson) of 26 January,Official Report, column 423, how many of the new total of applications had (a) full end user certificate or (b) purchaser orders for each of the years mentioned. [15176]

Mr. Oppenheim

I refer the hon. Member to the answer that I gave to the hon. Member for Wallsend (Mr. Byers) on 16 February 1996,Official Report, columns 42–43. Of the export licence applications covered by that answer, one quarter were accompanied by copies of end user certificates, and around 45 per cent. had copies of purchase orders originating from either the agent or the intended consignee. There is some overlap between these figures, as some applications were supported by both types of documentation.