§ Mr. Jenkin
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information he has received from the12W Exemption 12 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information except where the seniority of the individual or the nature of the post warrants a formal announcement.
The secondment of John Howe as a Director at Thomson-CSF/Thales Defence Ltd. was announced in May 2000; the secondment was for two years. Mr Howe is no longer a Ministry of Defence employee.
US Government about Iraq's possession of the dusty form of VX nerve agent; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Hoon
Intelligence communications between the United Kingdom and foreign governments are confidential and I am therefore withholding the information in accordance with Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information. The Government's assessment of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction was published on 24 September.