HC Deb 16 May 1990 vol 172 cc460-1W
Mr. Madden

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make it his policy to refuse export licences for the export of military equipment, including Tornado aircraft and naval vessels, to Indonesia.

Mr. Redwood

[holding answer 14 May 1990]: Export licence applications for military equipment, including aircraft and naval vessels, are considered on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with stringent criteria. It is not our practice to grant a licence for the export of military equipment which would not be in the national interest or which is likely to be used for internal repression.