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Helicopters: Nepal

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the outcomes were of his Department’s investigation into the gifting of two M1-17 helicopters from the Conflict Prevention Fund to the Royal Nepal Army in 2002; and if he will make a statement. (290892)

After investigation, MOD Police Fraud Squad concluded that there was no evidence of criminality in the procurement and purchase process of these helicopters, nor any misappropriation or misuse of UK Government funds. The Nepalese Government has been advised to dispose of them in the manner which best suits them.