§ Harry Cohen
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of visible exports was accounted for by identified military equipment, including aerospace equipment, in each year from 1999 to 2003. 20W
§ John Healey
Figures for total visible exports are published by HM Customs and Excise in 'Overseas Trade Statistics'. Data on identified aerospace and other military equipment are published by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in their Annual Report on Strategic Export Controls. Copies of these documents are available in the Library of the House.
The percentage of visible exports accounted for by identified military equipment, including aerospace equipment, for the years 1999 to 2002 are shown in the following table. Figures for 2003 are not yet available.
Identified Military Equipment as a proportion of all exports1 Percentage 1999 0.6 2000 0.8 2001 0.8 2002 0.5 1Including trade between EU member states. Source: Overseas Trade Statistics, HMCE; Strategic Export Controls-Annual Report, FCO