§ Lord Monkswell
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether, apart from the overall criteria governing arms exports announced on 28 July 1997, any other restrictions apply with respect to sales to Taiwan. [HL2132]
§ Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean
We restrict the export to Taiwan of licensable defence-related equipment. Applications for export licences to supply defence-related equipment and technology are considered case by case. All decisions are made in the light of the criteria announced on 28 July by the Foreign Secretary (Official Report, columns, 26–29). In scrutinising applications for Taiwan, we also give particular weight to the implications for regional stability.