HL Deb 08 July 2003 vol 651 c26WA
Baroness Cox

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why the deployment of Alenia Marconi radar-tracking equipment to Sudan was allowed in view of the embargo on the sale of dual-use equipment to Sudan until peace has been brokered. [HL3562]

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)

The air traffic control system had no military or dual-use rating and did not require an export licence. In any event, the contract has not yet gone ahead.