§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answers of 8 July 1997,Official Report, column 422, and 28 January 1998,Official Report, column 244, on military assistance provided to other countries, who is conducting the review; when the review started; and when he expects it to be completed. 
§ Dr. Reid
The review of our practice on the release of information on military assistance provided to foreign countries has been carried out jointly by my Department and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, in consultation with other affected Government Departments. The review was announced in a written answer on 28 January 1997,Official Report, column 141, by the then Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. I hope to announce its outcome soon.