§ Mr. Corbyn
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what factors were taken into504W account by his Department in the evaluation of export licence applications to (a) India and (b) Pakistan during 1998. 
§ Mr. Hain
All export licence applications to India and Pakistan are considered on a case-by-case basis against the UK national criteria on arms sales and, since June 1998, the EU code of conduct. Following India and Pakistan's nuclear tests in May 1998, the UK introduced additional measures. These measures are set out in the statement made to the House by the then Minister of State, the hon. the Member for Manchester, Central (Mr. Lloyd), on 10 July 1998,Official Report, columns 687–88.