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Letter : No licence to export mines

You allege ("Firm defies land mine export ban", 20 October) that a British company is exporting anti-personnel land mines in contravention of Britain's export moratorium on such weapons. Any company seeking to export such land mines would need to apply for an export licence. We have received no such application from the company in your article. We have made clear what our response to such an application would be - we would refuse it.

David Davis

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London SW1