HC Deb 08 May 2000 vol 349 cc279-80W
Mr. Berry

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for what reason the 1998 Annual report on Strategic Exports does not include information about physical exports of strategic goods from the UK to the Channel Islands. [120204]

Dr. Howells

Details of the value of UK exports and of the number of weapons including small arms was taken from information collected by HM Customs and Excise for trade statistics purposes. For these, the Channel Islands are regarded as part of the UK and thus movements between the UK and the Channel Islands are not recorded.

However, the 1997 and 1998 Annual Reports on Strategic Export Controls listed by country of destination the numbers of export licences issued and refused in each equipment category and gave details of the military equipment for which licences had been granted. They also set out the value of defence exports to each country. Entries were included for the Channel Islands.

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