§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Swindon, South (Ms Drown) of 26 January 1999,Official Report, columns 173–74, if he will list the customer Governments which contributed to the cost of project offices for Government to Government programmes, stating in each case the size of receipts; and what the total receipts were in the three previous financial years.
§ Mr. Spellar
The customer Governments which contributed to the cost of project offices for Government to Government defence programmes are those of Kuwait, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. Details relating to the level of contributions made are confidential between Her Majesty's Government and the customer Governments concerned. I am therefore withholding that information under the provisions of Exemption 1 of Part II of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.