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Strategic Export Controls (Breach of Embargo) Bill

This is the text of the Strategic Export Controls (Breach of Embargo) Bill, as presented to the House of Commons on 24th May 2000.

Strategic Export Controls (Breach of Embargo) Bill
1.Export of armaments etc. in breach of embargo.
2.Short title.





Prohibit the involvement of British subjects and companies and other persons under United Kingdom jurisdiction in the supply of armaments and associated items to countries to which arms embargoes apply.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

Export of armaments etc. in breach of embargo.     1. - (1) It shall be an offence for any person who is under the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom to supply or undertake to supply any thing in contravention of an arms embargo.
      (2) A person who is guilty of an offence under subsection (1) shall be liable-
    (a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale;
    (b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine or a term of imprisonment, or both.
      (3) In this Act-
    "arms embargo" means a prohibition on the supply of prescribed armaments (including non-lethal military, naval, air force or police equipment) to a specified country or territory;
    "prescribed" and "specified" mean prescribed or specified in an order made by the Secretary of State;
    "to supply" includes to sell, provide, transfer, licence for production or do any thing which facilitates any of these.
Short title.     2. This Act may be cited as the Strategic Export Controls (Breach of Embargo) Act 2000.

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