§ Mr. Corbyn
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will list for each year since 1991 those medicines and medical equipment seized from passengers at airports, who were travelling to Baghdad via Amman; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) if medicines seized at Heathrow on 6 February from Amman-bound passengers will be returned to them; 
(3) what medical materials were seized at Heathrow airport on 10 February from passengers bound for Baghdad via Amman. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
[holding answer 27 February 1998]: No medical materials were seized at Heathrow airport on 10 February from passengers bound for Baghdad via Amman. Certain items understood to be destined for Iraq were detained pending further inquiries.
Following the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution 661 (1990) the export to Iraq of any goods, unless under the authority of an export licence, has been prohibited under the Export of Goods (Control) (Iraq and Kuwait Sanctions) Order 1990 [SI 1990/1640], which came into force on 9 August 1990. No seizures of medicines and medical equipment from passengers at airports travelling to Baghdad via Amman have been made as a consequence of these restrictions.