HC Deb 17 May 1994 vol 243 c387W
Mr. Worthington

To ask the President of the Board of Trade how much business was attained by British firms in the clean-up of Kuwait after the Gulf war.

Mr. Needham

In the first 12 months of Al Awda—the Return—reconstruction phase, the United Kingdom won contracts and orders worth more than £500 million. The official United Kingdom exports to Kuwait for 1991, 1992 and 1993 were £178 million, £262 million and £312 million respectively. This does not accurately reflect the true level of exports to the market as many of the orders placed during reconstruction were routed through Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.