§ Mr. Livingstone
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what investigations his Department has conducted into whether information from the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment, Porton Down, was passed to the biological warfare programme organised by South Africa's former apartheid regime in the last 15 years; when this investigation was started and finished; what were the results of this investigation; what action has been taken in the light of this investigation; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Spellar
We are aware of allegations that classified information from the Chemical and Biological Defence Sector of the Defence and Evaluation Research Agency at Porton Down was obtained by the former South African Government. These claims are being investigated. It is not our policy to comment on investigations in progress.