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Defence Equipment Sales

Volume 407: debated on Monday 23 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, (1) how many (a) requests have been received by DESO from UK companies for special commissions to be paid on sale of defence equipment since 1990 and (b) special commissions that DESO has approved since 1990; and if he will list (i) the countries in which these special commissions were to be paid and (ii) the amount to be paid; [108991](2) in which year the requirement was introduced for UK companies to seek permission from DESO in order to make special commissions on defence equipment sales. [108990]

I will write to the hon. Member and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Library of the House.