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Us Export Administration Acts

Volume 77: debated on Friday 26 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what information he has, including names and sums involved, of instances of United Kingdom companies which are in the process of being penalised, which have been penalised or which have settled as a result of being threatened with penalties by the United States Government under the United States Export Administration Acts.

Information of this kind is sometimes to be found in official United States Government publications or from press reports. More often it comes to my Department through a confidential approach by the United Kingdom company concerned. It would not be appropriate, or helpful to the companies, to give details of such cases.