§ Lord Avebury
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they sought or received information from Lt. Col. Tim Spicer on the directors and shareholders of Sandline. [HL3760]
§ Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean
At a meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 19 January 1998, information on the ownership of Sandline was sought from Lt. Col. Tim Spicer. No clear information was obtained.149WA
HM Customs and Excise also interviewed Lt. Col. Spicer during their investigation into the supply of arms to Sierra Leone. Any information received would have been solely for the purpose of the criminal investigation. We are therefore unable to comment on whether Customs and Excise sought or received such details.