HC Deb 03 February 1999 vol 324 c683W
Ms Perham

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to change the criteria for applications for licences for the export of conventional arms; and if he will make a statement, with specific reference to his procedure for consultation. [68928]

Mr. Tony Lloyd

There are no plans to make any substantive changes to the criteria. The Government are considering, however, whether it would be necessary or desirable to consolidate the arms export licensing criteria announced on 28 July 1997,Official Report, columns 26–29, and those in the EU Code of Conduct on Arms Exports.