HC Deb 08 November 1999 vol 337 c408W
Sir Richard Body

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Hawk aircraft have arrived in Indonesia since the 16 September common position of the European Council; how many have been halted in transit; and what discussions he has held with representatives of(a) British industry, (b) overseas posts and (c) foreign agencies on the issue of halting Hawk transfers in transit. [97575]

Mr. Battle

Three Hawk aircraft were exported from the UK on 31 August, before the adoption of the Common Position. Once the aircraft left UK shores, we had no power to prevent delivery of these aircraft. No further Hawks have been exported from the UK while the embargo has been in place since 16 September.