§ Lord McCarthy
asked Her Majesty's Government:
When the annual report on Strategic Export Controls will be published. [HL484]
§ Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean
The 2000 Annual Report on Strategic Export Controls was published on 20 July. The report marks a further step forward in this Government's commitment to transparent and responsible controls on British strategic exports. It includes more detail on export licensing decisions and policy than in previous years, including data on surplus small arms destroyed by the Government and the number of small arms covered by standard individual export licences agreed in 2000. It will be available on the FCO website and through the Stationery Office.