HC Deb 06 March 2000 vol 345 cc466-7W
Mr. Alexander

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the unrecovered loans issued by the Export Credits Guarantee Department(a) between 1979 and April 1997 and (b) since May 1997 which are attributable to defence related contracts, including details of (i) equipment, (ii) country and (iii) financial amount. [112959]

Mr. Caborn

The information readily available is as follows(a) the value of claims paid by ECGD in respect of defence-related contracts under guarantees issued between the mid 1980's and April 1997 and which remain outstanding for recovery as at 29 February 2000 is as follows:

£ million
Country Value of claims outstanding
Algeria 98
Egypt 46
Indonesia 169
Jordan 253
Kenya 16

The equipment supplied under these contracts includes aircraft, artillery, naval vessels, vehicles, communications and ancillary equipment. (b) there have been no claims paid by ECGD in respect of defence related contracts under guarantees issued since May 1997.