§ Ann Clwyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the South African authorities concerning a cargo of military equipment flown from RAF Manston in May 1998 destined for South Africa which failed to arrive; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
Neither I nor others in the Foreign Office have had discussions with the South African authorities on this matter. Customs and Excise, who are responsible for investigating breaches of export control restrictions, are aware of these allegations.