HC Deb 01 February 1999 vol 324 c494W
Ann Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what end use monitoring his Department has undertaken into the use of the electro-shock batons trans-shipped from the United States to Saudi Arabia via the United Kingdom in 1993. [68189]

Mr. Fatchett

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not routinely undertake end-use monitoring once an export licence has been granted; potential end-use considerations are taken into account as part of the licence handling process before export. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary announced on 28 July 1997,Official Report, columns 65–66, a ban on the export of electro-shock equipment and other equipment which could be used for torture.