HL Deb 28 February 2001 vol 622 cc133-4WA
Lord Peston

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether any goods subject to strategic export controls have recently been approved for export to Iraq. [HL950]

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 computer equipment, including 10 Fujitsu Siemens Scenic ED-1170A computers and 2 Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook C-6545 Notebook computers, controlled under the Dual Use Items (Export Control) Regulations 2000, to Iraq for use by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in its humanitarian activities. The export of these goods to Iraq has been approved by the UN Sanctions Committee.