HL Deb 27 September 2000 vol 616 c161WA
Lord Ahmed

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Which British Companies are currently doing business in Sudan. [HL3744]

Lord Sainsbury of Turville

Names of companies operating in overseas markets are not normally divulged as sensitive information of this kind is a matter of commercial confidentiality. In the case of Sudan, as we do not actively promote trade in that market, there have been no departmentally led events through which we might build such a picture. This means that our knowledge of companies operating in that market is, in any case, very patchy.