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Iran (Spare Parts)

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence when Her Majesty's Government were informed of the agreement between representatives of International Military Services and representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran, dated 16 October 1984, relating to the delivery of spare parts to Iran.

Officials were kept in touch throughout the discussions between International Military Services and Iranian representatives relating to the delivery of spare parts to Iran. The spares concerned were due for supply under an existing contract, having been fully paid for prior to the Iranian revolution. Their delivery was entirely consistent with the guidelines set out by my right hon. Friend the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary in his reply to the right hon. Member for Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale (Mr. Steel) on 29 October 1985 at column 454.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether there have been any consignments of spare parts for military equipment delivered in the last 12 months to the Islamic Republic of Iran in pursuance of an agreement between it and International Military Services.

Yes. Various spare parts for military vehicles and for support ships have been delivered to Iran in the last 12 months under an agreement with International Military Services. In both cases, the spares concerned were due for supply under existing contracts, signed and paid for prior to the Iranian revolution. The supply of these spares was fully consistent with the guidelines set out by my right hon. Friend the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary in his reply to the right hon. Member for Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale (Mr. Steel) on 29 October 1985 at column 454.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether there have been any consignments of spare parts for vehicles and other military equipment delivered by International Military Services to the Islamic Republic of Iran in the calendar years 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984.

No, other than (a) the first deliveries into Iranian custody of the spares referred to in my reply to the hon. Member's question relating to the last 12 months; (b) a small quantity of vehicle and training equipment spares delivered in 1982.