HC Deb 13 June 2002 vol 386 cc1399-400W
Mrs. Anne Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has(a)to freeze and (b) to revoke export licences to Israel under the Consolidated Criteria; and if he will make a statement. [57546]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

Since the outbreak of the intifada in September 2000 and taking into account Israeli military tactics, the Government have revoked a number of export licences to Israel. We currently have no plans to freeze extant export licences to Israel. This policy is kept under constant review.

We consider all export licence applications on a case by case basis against the consolidated EU and national arms export licensing criteria.