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Question reference: S6W-25826

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 27 February 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 4 March 2024


To ask the Scottish Government whether it is aware of any products currently manufactured in Scotland that are exported to Israel and subject to open general export licences (OGELs) issued by the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU), which is part of the UK Government Department for Business and Trade.


Open general export licences (OGELs) are reserved to the UK Government. The Scottish Government does not hold data or information on OGELs.

In a wider context, the First Minister has recently asked the Prime Minister for a ban on licencing of arms exports from the UK to Israel, which would also extend to any relevant products currently manufactured in Scotland.

The UK Government publishes statistics on strategic export licences at: Strategic export controls: licensing data annual reports - GOV.UK ( However, these data sets do not identify where the licenced items are produced.