HC Deb 10 July 1995 vol 263 cc471-2W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 29 June,Official Report, columns 751–52, (1) what factors underlay the recent research in relation to export licences; if the research that uncovered the fact that Singapore Technologies was a consignee of exports from Royal Ordnance was conducted on pre-1992 records; and if he will make a statement on exports from Royal Ordnance to which he refers; [32912]

(2) what inquiries he has made regarding the onward re-export and final use of munitions exported by Royal Ordnance to Singapore since 1980; [33025]

(3) if he has anything further to add to his answer on Royal Ordnance and Iran to the hon. Member for South Shields (Dr. Clark), of 14 January, Official Report, columns 345–46. [33177]

Mr. Arbuthnot

[holding answer 6 July 1995]: I have nothing to add to the answer given to the hon. Member for Workington (Mr. Campbell-Savours) on 4 July, Official Report, column 180, except to confirm that the research underlying the answer to the hon. Member for Blaenau Gwent on 29 June, Official Report, columns 751–52, as it relates to Royal Ordnance was based on DTI computerised records which date from 1992.