§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is his policy on sharing information on specific export licences with(a) his Department's counterpart offices in other EC member states, (b) its counterpart offices in other COCOM countries and (c) its counterpart offices in NATO nations.
§ Mr. Needham
Information contained in applications for export licences is treated as commercially confidential. However, contact is regularly made with other Governments in cases where we wish to ensure effective enforcement of export controls.