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South Africa: Chemical and Biological Warfare

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 7 May 2008 to Question 192701, on South Africa: chemical and biological warfare, whether the evidence given to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission considered in the investigation included evidence that Wouter Basson used a house in the home counties of England to meet UK scientists and to circumvent the sanctions regime against South Africa; and if he will make a statement. (205152)

As stated in my reply to my hon. Friend on 7 May 2008, Official Report, column 935W, UK investigations initiated following allegations of assistance to South Africa's Project Coast, considered information from a variety of sources including evidence given to the Truth and Reconciliation Committee. I can neither confirm nor deny details of specific evidence considered during these investigations.