HC Deb 31 October 1994 vol 248 cc938-9W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to sell Scorpion tanks and further Hawk aircraft to Indonesia.

Mr. Freeman

A commercial contract was concluded by industry last year for a further 24 Hawk aircraft to Indonesia. No further Hawk contract has been signed. I also understand that no contract for Scorpion vehicles has yet been signed by Industry. Details of negotiations are commercially confidential between the customer and supplier, but the export of military goods from the United Kingdom has been and will continue to be subject to export control which takes into account defence and foreign policy considerations.