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(Brighton, Kemptown)
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'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 October 2019
Department for International Trade
Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the response of 24 May 2018 to freedom of information request number FOI2018/00517, whether the arms export licence referred to in that response remains extant; and whether her Department continues to issue arms export licences for the sale of Paveway bombs to (a) Saudi Arabia and (b) its coalition allies.
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Answered by: Graham Stuart
Answered on: 17 October 2019

The licences referred to in FOI2018/00517 have all expired.

Since the Court of Appeal’s judgment of 20 June 2019, new licences for exports to Saudi Arabia and other coalition partners for items which might be used in the conflict in Yemen, including Paveway bombs have been halted.

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(Brighton, Kemptown)
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 14 October 2019
Department for International Trade
Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many applications for licences for the export of arms to (a) Saudi Arabia and (b) its coalition partners have been received by her Department since 20 June 2019; what the dates of those licence applications were; and which type of (i) arms and (ii) export licence those applications were for.
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Answered by: Graham Stuart
Answered on: 17 October 2019

We have received a) 86 applications for military rated items for export to Saudi Arabia and; b) 178 applications for military rated items for export to coalition partners.

We cannot disclose any further information, as the applications are commercially sensitive.

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(Thirsk and Malton)
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Asked on: 17 October 2019
Department for International Trade
Overseas Trade: Rural Areas
Commons
What recent assessment she has made of the extent of international trading opportunities for (a) Yorkshire and (b) other counties in rural regions.
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Answered by: Graham Stuart
Answered on: 17 October 2019

In 2018 the value of exports from Yorkshire & the Humber was 25% higher than 2010. Rural based companies are also exporting more than before and as we leave the EU we will strike new trade deals and open new markets for UK products and services.

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