§ Ann Clwyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many arms export licences were issued between(a) 1 May 1997 and 10 May 1998 and (b) 10 May 1998 and 10 May 1999 to areas of high intensity conflict; and how many licence applications relating to such areas were refused in the same period. 
§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
Details of the Government's export licensing decisions, broken down by country and type of equipment, were given in the Government's Annual Report on Strategic Export Controls for 1997 and will be given in the Report for 1998 which we intend to publish as soon as possible.
We do not break down our export licensing statistics on the basis of "areas of high intensity conflict" as we do not categorise specific countries or regions in this way.