HL Deb 23 July 1998 vol 592 cc132-3WA
Lord Alton of Liverpool

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the present value of current arms contracts between Indonesia and companies in the United Kingdom; and what these contracts are. [HL2541]

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Gilbert)

Information on individual contracts is commercially confidential and I am therefore withholding this information under Exemption 7 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information. The Ministry of Defence is, however, currently working with the FCO and the DTI to prepare the Government's first Annual Report on Strategic Export Controls. The Report will include details of export licence applications for UK Military List items and details of such equipment exported, including annual values. It is not possible to provide preliminary information in relation to Indonesia at present, as the details are still being prepared.