HC Deb 27 November 1996 vol 286 c305W
Mr. Tony Lloyd

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the contents of the letters from the chairman of the international commission of inquiry on Rwanda dated 30 November 1995, 18 December 1995 and 26 August 1996; and when he responded to those letters. [5497]

Mr. Oppenheim

The letters of 30 November 1995, 18 December 1995 and 26 August 1996 were not received by Customs and Excise. Customs was, therefore, originally unable to respond but has recently obtained copies of the letters of 30 November 1995 and 18 December 1995 and has found that they were requests relating to customs investigations which had already been the subject of discussion between customs investigators and Commission officials on 10 January 1996. The letter of 26 August recalled the two earlier letters.

The Commission has expressed complete satisfaction with the co-operation received from the UK Government.