§ Dr. Cable
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what mechanisms are in place to control and monitor advertisements on his Department's export website; and if he will make a statement on the advertisement placed on his Department's website by Nisam International of Esher listing stun guns among the equipment the firm was prepared to sell. 
§ Mr. Caborn
[holding answer 8 November 1999]: I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Richmond Park (Dr. Tonge) on 5 November 1999, Official Report, columns 335–36.
The information included in the TradeUK entry for Nisam International Ltd. was provided by them on their application form. The reference to stun guns was removed by the TradeUK contractor on Friday 29 October 1999.