Arms Trade: Israel:Written question - HL11634

Q
Asked on: 20 November 2018
Treasury
Arms Trade: Israel
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the Export Control Act 2002 has been breached when arms have been sold to Israel in the last two years.
A
Answered by: Lord Bates
Answered on: 04 December 2018

HMRC has not prosecuted any cases involving the illegal export of military goods from the UK to Israel in the last 2 years (2016/2017).

DIT have published statistics covering the same period which show that in 2016 they issued 245 export licences for controlled goods to Israel. The goods covered by those licences were worth £128m. In 2017 DIT issued 234 export licences for controlled goods to Israel. The goods covered by those licences were worth £274m.

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