HC Deb 11 July 2002 vol 388 c1139W
Norman Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date his Department was informed of payments made by(a) BAE Systems and (b) British Aerospace to His Excellency Sheik Hamad bin Jassim Jaber al-Thani; and if he will make a statement. [61106]

Dr. Moonie

[holding answer 13 June 2002]: The first reference we have been able to trace in our records is a report in 1998 which stated that Shaik Hamad bin Jassim Jaber al-Thani had received commissions in connection with a defence equipment package signed in 1996 (for which BAe were the lead contractor).