§ Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what account she takes of sustainable development issues in export licensing. 
§ Nigel Griffiths
All relevant export licence applications are considered on a case by case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria. This includes the compatibility of the arms exports with the technical and economic capacity of the recipient country, taking into account the desirability that states should achieve their legitimate needs of security and defence with the least diversion for armaments of human and economic resources.