§ Mr. Collins
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department and its agencies have made of the background of Mr. Mittal of LNM Holdings in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. MacShane
[holding answer 28 February 2002]: None. As in all such cases an assessment was made of whether LNM/Ispat was a company we should support.