§ Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the Government of the Isle of Man on the situation in which a bank account on the island was set up in order to facilitate the shipment of arms to Iran via South Africa; and what action is being taken by the Manx authorities to deal with the individual concerned and to prevent a recurrence.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
There are no statutory provisions either in the United Kingdom or the Isle of Man regulating the use of a bank account in relation to arms shipments. I understand that the Isle of Man authorities have no information to suggest that a bank account in the island has been improperly conducted; and there is no evidence to suggest that there has been a breach of export controls. The Isle of Man authorities are well aware of the need to take whatever steps may be necessary within their domestic jurisdiction to conform with the Government's policy in relation to these matters.