HC Deb 02 February 1999 vol 324 c594W
Mr. Pendry

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about the proposed export of two armoured Land Rovers to the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Belgrade in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. [69082]

Mr. Tony Lloyd

We have granted a licence for the export to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) of two armoured vehicles based on the Land Rover Defender 110 for use by UNHCR personnel. Given the key humanitarian role played by the UNHCR in the FRY, and the obvious need for the UNHCR to be able to protect staff serving with its office in Belgrade, including against land mines, we were glad to be able to approve this licence. The UN Sanctions Committee appointed under UNSCR 1160 has raised no objection to it.