HC Deb 20 January 1999 vol 323 c458W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what military or dual use goods have been exported since 1 May 1997 under Government-to-Government deals without export licence. [66241]

Mr. Spellar

[holding answer 19 January 1999]: Since May 1997, the UK has exported the following equipment under the terms of government-to-government agreements with the Governments of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait:

Kuwait Warrior vehicles, Starburst missiles and launchers, including spare parts; special tools and test equipment; technical publications; and general workshop tools.

Saudi Arabia Tornado and Hawk aircraft; Minehunters with associated armaments; and support equipment, including spares.

Additionally, for disposals of surplus MOD equipment, the MOD Disposal Sales Agency requires overseas governments which purchase surplus MOD equipment to obtain a UK export licence before collection of equipment from the UK. There has been one exception to this practice since May 1997. This was in relation to the supply of three ex Royal Navy Peacock Class patrol craft, which were delivered to the Philippine Government from their base in Hong Kong.