§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the President of the Board of Trade how long the group of chemicals and related products now classified as ML7 has required export licences.
§ Mr. Ian Taylor
Heading ML7 covering toxicological agents, noxious chemicals, tear gas and related equipment, specially designed components and software was introduced into the Export of Goods (Control) Order 1985. Subsequent orders have extended and clarified the items subject to export control under this heading. Prior to 1985 a number of specified noxious chemicals were subject to control.