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Arms Exports (Indonesia)

Volume 407: debated on Wednesday 18 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what level of ECGD cover has been provided in relation to the sale of rnilitary equipment to Indonesia in each year since 1999; what amounts are outstanding in relation to all ECGD-covered military sales to Indonesia; and if he will list the licences granted for the export of military equipment to Indonesia since 2001. [118208]

ECGD has issued no guarantees relating to exports of military equipment to Indonesia since 1999.£555 million is outstanding in respect of ECGD claims payments made in cases involving exports of defence equipment to Indonesia. These claims are being repaid, with interest, under three Paris Club agreements covering debt falling due between July 1998 and December 2003.Between 1 January 2003 and 2 June 2003, two Open Individual Export Licences and 48 Standard Individual Export Licences were issued, for goods on the military list, where the end users were in Indonesia, with the following ratings:MLI, ML4, ML5. ML6, MLIO, ML1I, ML13, ML22 and PL5017The details of all export licences issued are published by destination in the Government's Annual Reports on Strategic Export Controls. A copy of the 2001 Annual Report is available from the Libraries of the House. The 2002 Annual Report will be published shortly.