HC Deb 07 July 1997 vol 297 c330W
Sir George Young

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on his discussions with the Indonesian Foreign Minister in Hong Kong about defence sales. [6649]

Mr. Fatchett

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary held a wide-ranging meeting with Mr. Alatas during which he was able to explain the background to the review of criteria used in considering licence applications to export conventional arms that he announced to the House on 22 May. He pointed out that the review does not focus on particular countries.

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