Arms Trade: Israel

Department for Business and Trade written question – answered am ar 21 Rhagfyr 2023.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if he will publish the details of any licences for export of military goods to Israel (a) that have been issued since 7 October 2023 and (b) which remained extant after 7 October 2023.

Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether any licences for export of military goods to Israel have been (a) wholly and (b) partially revoked since 7 October 2023.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands Party Chair, Conservative Party, Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)

HM Government publishes data on export licensing decisions on a quarterly basis in the Official Statistics, including data on outcome, end user destination, overall value, type by these licences. This data is available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/strategic-export-controls-licensing-data.

The most recent publication was on 30th August 2023, and covered the period 1st January – 31st March 2023. Information covering 1st April – 30th June 2023 will be published on 16th January 2024.

Information regarding export licences granted between 7 October and end of December 2023 will be published after April 2024.

Licences are kept under careful and continual review as standard and we are able to amend, suspend or revoke extant licences, as circumstances require.

In the event such decisions were taken, for any licences, we would issue a Notice to Exporters, which would be published on gov.uk.

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