§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
The review of detailed criteria used in considering licence applications to export conventional arms, which was announced by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on 22 May,Official Report, column 135, is being taken forward as a matter of urgency. The new criteria will be made available to the House when the review is complete. The aim of the review is not to focus on individual countries but to draw up criteria applicable to all destinations.