Select Committee on Defence Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Annex A

DECISIONS BETWEEN 1 JANUARY AND 31 DECEMBER 1999 TO REFUSE OR UPHOLD AN APPEAL AGAINST A DECISION TO REFUSE AN APPLICATION OR REVOKE A LICENCE

  The Committee asked the Government to provide details of the appeals within the period covered by the Report against (i) a decision to refuse an application for a standard individual export licence (SIEL) or an Open Individual Export Licence (OIEL), or (ii) to revoke a SIEL or OIEL.

  As noted in the memorandum submitted to the Committee by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the roles and responsibilities of the main departments involved in the licensing process (HC540, pp 80-86), there is no provision in the licensing procedure for a formal appeal against decisions to refuse or revoke an OIEL. Such decisions do not prevent a company from applying for a SIEL covering some or all of the same goods to any of the destinations concerned; the factors that led to the original decision would obviously be taken into account in the decision on any such application.

  For the period covered by the 1999 Annual Report, the Export Control Organisation did not maintain a central record of appeals against decisions to refuse or revoke a SIEL. Nevertheless, 25 appeals against the original decision to refuse an application for an SIEL have been identified; and no appeals against a decision to revoke such a licence. The appeal against the original decision on 18 applications was rejected; the appeal against the original decision on application Nos 548729, 550019, 548860, 546084, 546181 & 545773 were upheld and a licence issued.

  The applicants are being informed that the Committee might approach them, and that information on the relevant decisions has been provided in confidence to the Committee at Annex E.[2]


Application No
Date refused
[Appeal refused/Licence issued]
Destination
Ratings of goods concerned
547003
20.08.98
11.02.99
Argentina
ML5, PL5017
547004
20.08.98
11.02.99
Argentina
ML5, PL5017
546999
28.08.98
11.02.99
Argentina
ML5, PL5017
535212
29.01.98
24.02.99
Bangladesh
ML3
548729
03.12.98
09.12.99
China
IB001
550019
08.01.99
07.12.98
China
IB001
543409
28.04.98
26.01.99
Congo, Democratic Republic of
ML6
544225
14.09.98
26.01.99
Cyprus
ML5
547876
10.12.98
23.03.99
Cyprus
ML5
552024
19.01.99
17.05.99
Cyprus
ML5
546033
17.09.98
25.02.99
India
PL5017
548839
16.11.98
16.09.99*
India
NLR
548860
24.11.98
07.01.99
India
End use
543853
03.12.98
13.08.99
India
End use
549833
11.01.99
29.04.99
India
End use
551060
26.01.99
19.04.99
India
PL5017
551130
26.01.99
19.04.99
India
PL5017
552573
08.02.99
13.08.99
India
End use
553198
24.06.99
24.08.99
India
End use
553444
12.07.99
14.10.99
India
5A001
554544
29.07.99
15.10.99
India
End use
546084
28.08.98
12.07.99
Morocco
ML2, ML5, ML22, PL5017
545773
09.09.98
28.05.99
Pakistan
End use
546181
06.10.98
28.05.99
Pakistan
End use
584
05.07.99
22.11.99
Turkey
ML2


  *Indicates that following appeal the goods were rated No Licence Required. Therefore, the appeal was neither upheld nor a licence granted.


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