§ Lord Elis-Thomas
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they have obtained details of allegations made before the United States Senate Banking Committee of the involvement of a subsidiary of the United Kingdom firm, Technology and Development Group, on the covert provision of military equipment and support to Iraq, as reported in the Guardian of 19th October 1992.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Baroness Denton of Wakefield)
The Government are aware of the reported allegations. They fall within the terms of reference of Lord Justice Scott's enquiry into exports of defence equipment and dual use goods to Iraq. He is therefore free to investigate the allegations if he judges it appropriate to do so.