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Zimbabwe: Export Credit Guarantees

Volume 686: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many export credit guarantees have been granted to British firms involved in activities in Zimbabwe in each of the past 10 years; and, in each case, what was (a) the name of the company to which the export credit guarantee was granted; and (b) the nature of the company's business.[HL7744]

In the past 10 years, the Export Credits Guarantee Department has provided support in respect of business with Zimbabwe as listed in the table below.

It is the ECGD's policy not to disclose details of insurance policies it provides, or the fact of having provided insurance, where it considers the disclosure of such information might affect the commercial position of ECGD or its customers, and thus the UK economy. Pursuant to that policy, one insurance policy, which has been issued in respect of business with Zimbabwe in the past 10 years, is not included in this Answer.

Year

Name of exporter

Nature of business

1997

Siemens Plc

Mobile Telecommunications

Standrange Ltd

Sawmill

Edmund Nuttall Ltd

Airport Terminal

1998

Land Rover Exports Limited

Land Rover Vehicles

Mitsui Babcock Energy Services Ltd

Power Station

Standrange Ltd

Sawmill

1999

Siemens Plc

Mobile Telecommunications