§ Mr. Gardiner
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will examine the use of(a) mutual and (b) multilateral legal assistance treaties by the United States of America in enforcing end-user control. 
§ Mr. MacShane
I have been asked to reply.
Where there is a case of diversion or fraud by a private individual, we already look to co-operate with the authorities of friendly countries to bring the perpetrators to justice. Legal assistance treaties are of little use in cases of alleged misuse by governments.