Select Committee on Defence First Special Report


ANNEX G: Committee Recommendations: Progress (continued)

Eleventh Report: Strategic Export Controls: Further Report and Parliamentary Prior Scrutiny Published: 25 July 2000
Government Reply: Cm 4872 Published: December 2000

 Recommendations and undertakings Government Response Committee Response/Follow-up Further GovernmentAction Notes
1.That at the next annual review of the EU Code of Conduct the Government raise with our partners the issue of how best to deal with national embargoes in terms of denial notifications (Paragraph 25). Accepted with reservations    
2.That the Government re-examine the system for inter-departmental scrutiny of applications for OIELs for sensitive destinations, to ensure that Ministers are fully aware of the significance of existing licences when examining applications for new licences. (Paragraph 28).      
 Recommendations and undertakings Government Response Committee Response/Follow-up Further GovernmentAction Notes
3.That the Government take active steps within the framework of the CFSP to reach a Common Position on the EU embargo on China, and that active consideration be given to introducing a stricter interpretation of the 1989 embargo than that currently operated by the UK. (Paragraphs 44 and 48) Agreed to pursue the objective    
4.That it should be normal practice for technical advice to be sought from the Home Office on the export of unusual equipment for police use. (Paragraph 55). Accepted    
5.That the appeal procedure which it is proposed to bring on a statutory basis be introduced as soon as possible. We also recommend that further consideration be given to ways of ensuring that an appellant company can participate in the appeal procedure, and be given a more detailed account of the reasons for the original refusal and for the eventual decision on an appeal. (Paragraph 58) Action taken in response to concerns     
 Recommendations and undertakings Government Response Committee Response/Follow-up Further GovernmentAction Notes
6.That the new system of parliamentary prior scrutiny of strategic exports set out in this Report commence as from the beginning of the next Session of Parliament. (Paragraph 90) Rejected    




 
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