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Iraq

Volume 228: debated on Thursday 8 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 18 November 1992, Official Report, column 250–51, which countries provided Iraq with dual-use technology since 1981 which could have been used to manufacture artillery; and if he will provide details of the dual-use technology provided by the United Kingdom to Iraq since 1981.

Details of all United Kingdom products licensed for export to Iraq for the years 1987 to 1990 were

RAF stationPrimary RoleSecondary Role(s)
BoddingtonCommunications centreNone
BracknellCommand and staff trainingRAF Presentation team
Director defence studies
Regional home defence liaison
BramptonHeadquarters RAF Support CommandRoyal Auxiliary Air Force Defence unit
MOD Weapons standardisation team
CardingtonCyrogenic and compressed gas supplyNone
CarlisleEquipment supply depotNone
ChilmarkAmmunition supply depotNone
ChivenorAdvanced flying trainingSearch and rescue unit
Hawk aircraft defect investigation
CosfordGround trainingVoluntary gliding school
Birmingham University air squadron
Air Cadets Wing headquarters
CranwellFlying and ground trainingRAF College
RAF College Band
Headquarters University Air Squadrons
Directorate of recruiting and selection
DigbySignals unitAerial erector school
FinningleyFlying trainingYorkshire University Air Squadron
Air experience flight
HaltonGround trainingRAF Hospital
Medical training
Dental training
Institute of pathology and tropical
medicine
Voluntary gliding schools x 2
Headly CourtMedical rehabilitationNone
HenlowSignals engineeringHeadquarters RAFSC Signals Staff
Officers command school
Radio introduction unit
MOD Civilian technical training
Air Cadets regional headquarters
Test equipment engineering
Voluntary gliding school
HerefordGround trainingNone
InnsworthRAF Personnel management centreNone
LingholmeCommunications centreNone

provided to the Trade and Industry Select Committee and published—Trade and Industry Select Committee, Minutes of Evidence on Exports to Iraq HC86-i, Tuesday 26 November 1991. Further information in the form requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost and effort. As to exports to Iraq from other countries I have nothing to add to the answer I gave to the hon. Gentleman on 18 November 1992, Official Report, column 250.