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Andrew Rosindell: Conservative, Romford – To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on the quantity of small arms sent by UK businesses to Nigeria in the last 12 months.


James Cartlidge: The Minister of State – Ministry of Defence
The Ministry of Defence does not hold details on the quantity of small arms sent to Nigeria by UK businesses.

Information on export licences issued to UK businesses is held with the Department of Business and Trade as the licensing authority on exporting strategic goods. HM Government publishes the Official Statistics (on a quarterly and annual basis) on export licences granted, refused, and revoked to all destinations: These reports contain detailed information, including the overall value, the type, and a summary of the items covered by these licences.

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