§ Miss Lestor
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, further to the reply of 13 June,Official Report, column 400, what was the date of the first correspondence from Her Majesty's Government dealing with the Malaysian arms sales package that also mentioned overseas aid.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence first wrote to the Malaysian Finance Minister on 28 June 1988 advising him that it would not be acceptable to Her Majesty's Government to link overseas aid to the arms package.