HC Deb 24 November 1999 vol 339 c155W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations have been made to HM Customs and Excise regarding alleged sales of anti-personnel mines at the Defence Systems and Equipment International exhibition in Chertsey, Surrey; and if he will make a statement. [99509]

Dawn Primarolo

The Commissioners of Customs and Excise are responsible for investigating breaches of the Landmines Act 1998 which involve the movement, or the proposed or attempted movement, into or out of any country of objects prohibited by the Act. It is not the normal practice of the Commissioners to disclose publicly information provided to them in connection with their enforcement and investigation responsibilities.