HC Deb 10 January 2000 vol 342 c31W
Dr. Starkey

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations Her Majesty's Government have received in relation to the proposed Ilisu Dam from(a) Syria, (b) Iraq and (c) other Middle Eastern countries. [104071]

Mr. Caborn

Syria raised the issue with our Embassy in Damascus in March 1999. They have also raised it on one occasion with British Trade International and most recently (on 23 December) when the Syrian Ambassador called on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

There have been no representations from Iraq.

The League of Arab States has also informally raised the issue by telephone with the Export Credits Guarantee Department.