HC Deb 02 November 1998 vol 318 c409W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to British Petroleum concerning the Company's internal investigation into arms sales and military activity in Colombia. [56259]

Mr. Tony Lloyd

I met senior BP personnel earlier this week. One of the matters discussed was the situation in Colombia. I reaffirmed our view that we expect all British companies to operate ethically and transparently. I also made it clear that we expect them to take responsibility for the actions of their subcontractors.