§ Mr. Cohen
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his answer of 13 February,Official Report, columns 519–20, what are the two exceptions which have received licence application approval for significant nuclear items destined for Iran; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. David Davis
The two exceptions for export licence approval for Iran were set out in my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Secretary's reply to the hon. Member for Finchley (Mr. Booth) on 1 March 1993,Official Report, column 8, namely that we should not 890W approve licences for any goods or technology on the military or atomic energy lists—schedule 1, part 3, group 1 and 2—of the Export of Goods (Control) Order 1992 (as amended) unless they are:
- (a) goods essential for the safety of civil aircraft and air traffic control systems;
- (b) radioactive material in the form of sources for medical equipment and deuterium labelled compounds for medical use.