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Defence Export Services Organisation

Volume 202: debated on Thursday 23 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what happened to the Kuwait office of the Defence Export Services Organisation during the Iraqi occupation of that country; and what is the current position.

The First Secretary (Defence Supply) is the Defence Export Services Organisation representative in the British embassy in Kuwait. He was out of the country on leave when the Iraqi invasion took place and returned in April 1991.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the overseas offices of the Defence Export Services Organisation, together with the dates they were set up.

The Defence Export Services Organisation has established overseas offices as follows:

Year
Washington1972
New Delhi1984
Riyadh1984
Kuala Lumpur1986
Seoul1988
Ankara1988
Kuwait1988
Canberra1989
Jakarta1991
Bangkok1991