§ Mr. Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has decided to join the internal COCOM trading community.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The United Kingdom is a member of COCOM (the Co-ordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls) at which the 16 member countries meet to co-ordinate the export of strategic equipment to Warsaw pact countries and China. COCOM is not a trading community.