To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the export from the United Kingdom of surveillance equipment and instruments of torture to the People's Republic of China.
The export of a range of equipment that may be used for surveillance is controlled by the Export of Goods (Control) Order 1991. As to "instruments of torture" I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Newport, West (Mr. Flynn) on 23 January, Official Report, columns 293–94.