§ Mr. Paul Marsden
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to restrict further exports to Sudan by Weir Pumps Ltd. and Allen Engineering until a peace agreement is reached there; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Hain
There is an EU arms embargo, which we expect to remain for as long as the civil war continues. The export of oil pipeline pumps and ancillary equipment is not generally subject to control. We will continue to give frank and full advice to interested companies in the Sudanese oil sector.
We have pressed the Government of Sudan to use its oil revenues for development projects and to show transparency in its oil accounts. It has given public assurances to that effect.
Peace in the Sudan remains a priority. The UK has been and will continue to be, active in promoting peace in the Sudan.