§ Mr. Gerald Howarth
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if she will list the number of export licences refused in respect of defence exports in each of the years 1979 to 1996. 630W
§ Mrs. Roche
[holding answer 10 November 1997]: I refer the hon. Member to my letter of 3 September to the hon. Member for Westbury (Mr. Faber) pursuant to my answer to him of 31 July, Official Report, column 627. A copy of that letter has been placed in the Library of the House.
This answer should be read in the context of my answer to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Don Valley (Caroline Flint) on 30 October 1997, Official Report, columns 870–71.