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Arms Exports

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 15 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and commonwealth Affairs in which countries Ministers in his Department conducted arms promotion activities in (a) 2002 and (b) 2003 to date; and if he will make a statement. [112293]

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers regularly conduct overseas visits in the course of which they promote British exports, including those of defence equipment.For 2002, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers carried out such promotion activities in Chile, Czech Republic, India, Singapore, Slovakia and Tanzania; and in 2003 to date, in India and Singapore.