HC Deb 29 April 1998 vol 311 c152W
Mr. Rowe

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what steps the Government have taken to increase parliamentary scrutiny of arms export procedures. [28716]

Mrs. Roche

Guidance material on export licensing procedures is published by the Export Control Organisation of the Department.

The possibility of introducing parliamentary scrutiny of Export of Goods (Control) Orders (EGCOs) is one of the issues being considered in the current DTI-led review of strategic export controls. The Government expect to publish their proposals during the current parliamentary session, probably in the form of a White Paper.