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Volume 175: debated on Thursday 28 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions in the last 10 years contracts have been agreed for the supply of non-lethal military equipment to Libya.

It has been the policy of successive Administrations not to give details of defence equipment exports to specific countries. The United Kingdom has, however, had an embargo on all new defence sales to Libya since May 1984.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any Libyan military officers have received any training in this country, at any time in the last 10 years.

A number of Libyan junior naval officers attended basic training courses between 1980 and 1984 but all such training ceased after diplomatic relations were broken off in 1984.