§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for what proportion of export licences in respect of equipment for which advice is sought from the Ministry of Defence a substantive response was received from that Department within 20 working days of receipt in the last 12 months. 
§ Nigel Griffiths
Since May 1997 the Government have published an Annual Report on Strategic Export Controls containing details of all goods authorised for export from the UK and to which destinations. These Annual Reports also contain information on 'performance in processing licence applications' providing a breakdown of the performance of the main Government Departments involved in the processing62W of SIELs (DTI, FCO, MOD, DFID) in that year. The Government's Annual Reports are available from the Libraries of the House.