§ Mr. Latham
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will instruct his Department to convey to the official representatives of the Arab League in London the views of Her Majesty's Government on the statement issued by the Arab League in London on 14 April criticising Her Majesty's Customs and Excise regarding the seizure of metal tubes apparently intended for gun components; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
Our position on the seizures which took place at Teesport on 10 April was set out clearly by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in his statement to the House on 18 April, column 1427.