§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the role of the UK military officers attached to the armed forces of Indonesia. 
§ Dr. Reid
It has been the practice in the past not to release details of military assistance provided to other countries on the grounds that this information is confidential between governments and disclosure would risk damaging our international relations. This practice is now being reviewed against the background of the government's commitment to openness. I will write to the hon. Member once the review is complete.