§ Mr. Terry Davis
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has taken any steps to ensure that Hawk aircraft supplied by the United Kingdom are not used by the Indonesian Government in East Timor.
§ Mr. Renton
The Hawk aircraft were supplied for Indonesia's legitimate training and defence needs. After delivery we do not monitor on a regular basis the use which a purchaser makes of such equipment. It would not be practicable to do so. However, we have no evidence to suggest that Hawk aircraft have been used in East Timor.