Export Control Bill — 20 May 2002 at 16:58

Lord Laird voted in the minority (Content).

moved Amendments Nos. 2 and 3:

Page 4, line 1, leave out "which otherwise affects" and insert "or

(b)" Page 4, line 13, leave out subsection (4) and insert-

"(4) Where any directly applicable Community provision imposes any controls on the transfer of technology or on participation in the provision of technical assistance, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to exercise such powers as he or she may have under that provision to grant such individual, global or general licences as may reasonably be required to secure that the activities excluded from control by subsection (1) may be carried out under one or more of such licences."

On Question, amendments agreed to.

moved Amendment No. 4:

After Clause 5, insert the following new clause-


(1) This section applies if-

(a) a United Kingdom person or a person ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom or a body incorporated under the law of any part of the United Kingdom does anything in a country or territory outside the United Kingdom, and

(b) the act would, if done in the United Kingdom, constitute a trade control offence (as defined below).

(2) In such a case-

(a) the act constitutes the offence concerned, and

(b) proceedings for the offence may be taken in the United Kingdom.

(3) For the purposes of this section, trade control offences are any unlicensed acquisition or disposal, the movement, or activities which facilitate or are otherwise connected with the acquisition, disposal or movement, of small arms and light weapons, and ammunition for small arms and light weapons.

(4) Other acts done outside the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man may also be defined as trade control offences, but only if they are done by a person who-

(a) is a United Kingdom person or a person ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom; or

(b) is acting under the control of a United Kingdom person or a person ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom."

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 4) shall be agreed to?

*Their Lordships divided: Contents, 71; Not-Contents, 129.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop0 311.1%
Con0 198.6%
Green0 1100.0%
Ind Lab0 1100.0%
Lab121 (+2 tell) 264.8%
LDem0 26 (+1 tell)40.9%
Other1 06.7%
UUP0 133.3%
Crossbench5 15 (+1 tell)12.1%
Total:127 6828.4%

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