HL Deb 27 September 2000 vol 616 c159WA
Baroness Cox

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What items appear in, and the exact nature of, the six Standard Individual Export Licences given for exports to Sudan as reported in the 1999 Annual Report on Strategic Export Controls, other than the military truck as stated in HC162W, 30 November 1999. [HL3794]

The Minister for Science, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Sainsbury of Turville)

The 1999 Annual Report sets out details of seven Standard Individual Export Licences (SIELs) issued for the export of goods to Sudan. Three of these SIELs covered the export of goods listed in Part III of Schedule 1 to the Export of Goods (Control) Order, 1994, commonly known as the Military List. All three Military List SIELs covered the export of military cargo vehicles for humanitarian aid purposes. HC162W details one SIEL; the other two SIELs were notified by letter to the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee on 11 August 1999. A copy of the letter was placed in the Library of the House.

Four SIELs covered the export of dual-use goods: three covered the export of toxic chemical precursors, and one covered the export of commercial explosives firing sets.