HC Deb 06 March 1996 vol 273 c254W
29. Mr. Robert Ainsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans his Department has to change the criteria used for recommending countries for inclusion on the list of countries for which special export licensing procedures are required; and if he will make a statement. [17291]

Mr. David Davis

The list is drawn up in accordance with foreign policy objectives, international understandings or embargoes to which we are party, the non-proliferation credentials of the country concerned and the effectiveness of its export controls. A revised list was published on 19 July 1995 and is printed in theOfficial Report. The list is kept under constant review. The Government will consider future arrangements for export control legislation in the light of comments by Sir Richard Scott and the responses to the consultation paper announced by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade.