HC Deb 25 November 1999 vol 339 c173W
Mr. Reed

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what equipment is included in table 9 of the Annual Report on Strategic Export Controls. [98487]

Mr. Kilfoyle

The list of major equipments in Table 9 of the 1998 Annual Report on Strategic Export Controls is taken from the UK's contribution to the UN Arms Register. The categories "Other Weapons including Small Arms" and "Total Value" are both taken from information collected by HM Customs and Excise. A list of the EU Customs Tariff Codes used in compiling the "Total Value" information is contained in Appendix B to the Report. The category of "Other Weapons including Small Arms" is made up of the goods listed under the three tariff codes 9301 0000 (military weapons, including artillery weapons, continuous rapid-fire weapons, rifles and carbines, and other projectile weapons), 9302 0010 (revolvers and pistols, 9mm calibre and higher) and 9302 0090 (revolvers and pistols below 9mm calibre).

A more detailed breakdown of the equipment included could be provided only at disproportionate cost.