§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he made of the likely use to which the 21 battle tanks sold to Nigeria in 1993 will be put prior to agreeing to the sale.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
We considered this export licence application carefully, in the light of our usual criteria, including the international guidelines to which we are committed. We were satisfied that the equipment in question would be used to fulfil Nigeria's legitimate defence needs.