§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what exports of JP233 Runway Denial System the Government have approved; and if he will make a statement on JP233 system support technicians with respect to their recall from abroad by his Government. 
§ Mr. George Robertson
I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 15 July 1999,Official Report, column 286. The Government are strongly committed to applying the terms of the Ottawa Convention under which JP233 would be prohibited as an anti-personnel landmine. The recall or reassignment to other tasks of any technicians working overseas is a matter for their employer.