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Tuesday, 26 August 2008
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Mr Melham asked the Minister for Defence, in writing, on 5 June 2008:

In respect of each type of export permit or licence for defence and related goods in the Defence and Strategic Goods List: (a) how many applications were made during each year since 1996-97; (b) how many of these applications were (i) approved, (ii) not approved, (iii) withdrawn; and (c) for applications not approved, what type/s of defence goods, technology or information were involved.


Mr Fitzgibbon (Minister for Defence) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

(a)   and (b) Please refer to table below.

Financial Year

Applications

Total

Applications

Approved

Applications Not Approved

Applications Withdrawn / Cancelled

1996-97

Dual-use

520

489

0

31

Military

1338

1284

12

42

1997-98

Dual-use

482

459

0

23

Military

1268

1248

4

20

1998-99

Dual-use

485

472

0

13

Military

1273

1222

16

50

1999-2000

Dual-use

480

425

0

15

Military

1374

1330

12

32

2000-01

Dual-use

259

247

0

12

Military

1431

1419

12

12

2001-02

Dual-use

308

278

0

30

Military

1867

1746

16

105

2002-03

Dual-use

363

333

2

28

Military

2470

2397

13

64

2003-04

Dual-use

465

434

3

28

Military

2142

2008

10

123

2004-05

Dual-use

580

528

1

51

Military

2116

2034

19

63

2005-06

Dual-use

593

545

6

42

Military

1982

1878

9

95

2006-07

Dual-use

693

635

9

55

Military

2049

1972

4

73

2007 to 13 June 2008*

Dual-use

829

733

5

24

Military

1847

1666

6

34

*Note: 208 applications (67 dual use, 141 military) are still in progress for this period - awaiting approval or further assessment and are not included in this figure.

(c)   Please refer to table below.

Financial Year

Applications Not Approved

Type of Goods

1996-97

Dual-Use

0

Military

12

Military vessels, military vehicles

1997-98

Dual-Use

0

Military

4

Military vehicles, military aircraft, non-military ammunition or projectiles

1998-99

Dual-Use

0

Military

15

Military vehicles, military firearms

1999-2000

Dual-Use

0

Military

12

Military vehicles, military firearms, military aircraft, military fire control and/or related equipment

2000-01

Dual-Use

0

Military

12

Military vehicles, military training equipment, military ammunition, explosives, propellants and components and related equipment, non-military ammunition or projectiles, military electronic equipment, military production equipment

2001-02

Dual-Use

0

Military

16

Non-military ammunition or projectiles, military firearms, military training equipment, military vehicles, military aircraft, military fire control and/or related equipment, military electronic equipment, military ammunition, explosives, propellant and components and related equipment

2002-03

Dual-Use

2

Unmanned aerial vehicles, mass spectrometers

Military

13

Military vehicles, military electronic equipment, military imaging or countermeasure equipment, military ammunition, explosives, propellant and components and related equipment, military armour and/or equipment, military firearms

2003-04

Dual-Use

3

Mass spectrometers, chemicals

Military

10

Military firearms, military software, military vehicles, commercial explosives or propellants, military fire control systems and/or related equipment, military vessels and/or related equipment, military armour and/or protective equipment

2004-05

Dual-Use

1

Mass spectrometer

Military

19

Military firearms, military vessels and/or related equipment, military fire control systems and/or related equipment, military ammunition, explosives, propellants and components and/or related equipment, military vehicles, non-military firearms

2005-06

Dual-Use

6

Mass spectrometers, marine acoustic systems equipment and components

Military

9

Non-military firearms, military ammunition, explosives, propellant & components and/or related equipment, military firearms, military vessels, military vehicles

2006-07

Dual-Use

9

Information security equipment

Military

4

Military vessels, military ammunition, explosives, propellant & components and/or related equipment

2007 to 13 June 2008

Dual-Use

5

Information security equipment

Military

6

Military vehicles, military ammunition, explosives, propellant & components and/or related equipment