HL Deb 04 May 2000 vol 612 c190WA
Lord Gregson

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether any goods on the United Kingdom military list have recently been approved for export to Iraq. [HL2265]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Following consultation with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence, the Department of Trade and Industry recently approved a licence to export demining equipment to Iraq for use by UN personnel in a humanitarian demining programme. The export of the equipment was approved by the UN Sanctions Committee under the Oil for Food programme.