HL Deb 31 July 1997 vol 582 cc97-8WA
Lord Hooson

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many arms sales licences to foreign countries have been granted since they came into office.

Lord Cinton-Davis

From 2 May 1997 up to and including 18 July 1997, 1,630 export licences were granted for the export of military, security or para-military goods, arms ammunition or related material, controlled under Group I of Part III of the Export of Goods (Control) Order 1994: 1,602 were standard individual export licences and 28 were open individual export licences.