HC Deb 26 January 1988 vol 126 cc155-6W
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.