HC Deb 17 January 1992 vol 201 c716W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make it his policy to investigate the links identified by the United Nations special investigation commission in Iraq between the London-based Meed International Company and the Technology and Development Group and the German companies H. N. Metalform of Drensteinfurt, Machinenbau Technikhandel Magdeburg, Dieburg, Schenk Werkzeug Machinenbau and Rittal-Werk Rudolf Lok in supplying high technology equipment to the Iraqi military nuclear programme.

Mr. Sainsbury

[holding answer 15 January 1992]: I am aware that the inspections in Iraq by the United Nations Special Commission and the International Atomic Energy Agency has revealed the names of many companies around the world which have traded with Iraq, including some from Britain. It is possible that more names will he revealed as time goes on.

Any indications of wrongdoing will be investigated urgently.