Select Committee on Trade and Industry Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


APPENDIX 8

Letter from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to the Clerk of the Foreign Affairs Committee

DEVELOPMENTS IN ISRAEL AND THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES

  Thank you for your letter of 27 November to Sue Hodgetts about the Secretary of State's evidence to the Foreign Affairs Committee on the export of military equipment to Israel.

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  I should also be grateful if you could bring to the attention of the Committee the attached letter of assurance from the Israeli Ministry of Defence, that neither equipment nor components licensed for export from the UK are used in the Occupied Territories.

9 January 2001

To: Whom It May Concern

USE OF UK-ORIGINATED EQUIPMENT DURING MILITARY ACTIVITY IN THE TERRITORIES

  1.  We were requested to check whether the IDF makes use of UK-originated equipment as part of the equipment employed in the Territories.

  2.  I can hereby certify that no UK-originated equipment nor any U.K.-originated systems/sub-systems/components are used as part of the IDF's activities in the Territories.

29 November 2000

Deputy Director General,
Foreign Affairs, Arms Control
and Regional Security


 
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