HC Deb 20 November 2000 vol 357 c31W
Ms Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which export licence applications for the export of equipment on the Military List for demining operations in Afghanistan the Government have approved since August. [139226]

Mr. Hain

Following consultations with this Department and the Ministry of Defence, the Department of Trade and Industry recently issued a licence for the export of Military Listed mine—clearance equipment for use by OMAR International, a UN funded NGO, to aid their demining activities in Afghanistan. This licence was granted for humanitarian purposes and it does not affect the Government's continued support for the EU Common Position on arms exports to Afghanistan.