HC Deb 08 July 2003 vol 408 c745W
Mr. Wray

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures are in place to monitor the end-use of UK arms exports; and what proposals he has to improve these. [121140]

Mr. MacShane

The Government are committed to carrying out end-use monitoring where it will genuinely add value to our efforts to minimise the risk of misuse and diversion. FCO posts have standing instructions to report any misuse of UK-origin defence equipment.

The Government keep its procedures in this area under review, and look at the systems employed by other countries. If practicable ways are identified in which they might be improved, these will be reflected in our future actions.