HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 c74W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will establish the level of commission paid to individuals to secure the A1-Yamamah contract. [5622]

Mr. Spellar

[holding answer 27 June 1997]: The British Government have not employed business agents to secure the A1-Yamamah contract and has paid no commissions. Any use of agents by companies associated with A1-Yamamah is a matter for those companies, but the prime contractor, British Aerospace, has assured us that it operates in accordance with the laws and regulations of Saudi Arabia.