HC Deb 27 July 1999 vol 336 cc308-9W
Mr. Berry

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if export licences are required for handcuffs. [93523]

Dr. Howells

The export to any destination of leg-irons, gangchains and shackles, specially designed for restraining human beings, excluding handcuffs the maximum overall dimension of which when locked does not exceed 240mm, are controlled under entry PL5001 in Part III of Schedule 1 to the Export of Goods (Control) Order 1994, as amended.

In accordance with their policy requirements, as determined by them, applications for a licence to export handcuffs controlled under this entry are circulated to the Ministry of Defence and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for advice in light of the Foreign Secretary's announcement on 28 July 1997, Official Report, columns 65-66.