As part of its scrutiny of the Government’s Strategic Export Controls the Committees for Arms Export Controls analyse the information about arms export licences issued published quarterly by the Government.
Today the Committees are publishing their unclassified questions and the Government’s unclassified answers for the period January to March 2011. These are attached to this press notice.
The Committees are also publishing their unclassified questions to the Government for the quarters July – September 2010 and October-December 2010. The Committees are still in discussion with the Government regarding publication of the Government’s answers to these questions.
The Chairman of the Committees, Sir John Stanley, said
"The publication of the Committees on Arms Export Controls’ unclassified quarterly questions and the Government’s unclassified quarterly answers is an important step forward for transparency on arms export controls. I believe that both the Committees questions and the Government’s answers, where currently available, will be found to be illuminating."
Attachments to the Press Notice: