HL Deb 27 September 2000 vol 616 c172WA
Lord Judd

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What export controls they are planning to introduce on pairs of handcuffs and their individual component cuffs. [HL3735]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

The Government have decided to introduce a control on individual "bracelet" cuffs having an internal perimeter when fully locked in excess of 165mm and schackles (i.e., including handcuffs) made therewith. This will be made by an amendment to the Export of Goods (Control) Order. Companies wishing to export such equipment will need to apply to the Department of Trade and Industry for an export licence. Such applications will be judged on a case by case basis against the national criteria and those in the EU code of conduct.

The control remains on shackles having a maximum locked dimension exceeding 240mm overall (i.e., including cuffs and connecting chain).

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