What such scrutiny entails we are not allowed to know for the DTI invariably refuses to discuss contracts such as BAe's. We do know that in the past the DTI has also approved sales of anti-personnel mines, which continue to wreck lives in countries such as Afghanistan, Mozambique and Somalia. The details of these exports remain secret.
The UK took a strong stand against the production and export of landmines when it ratified the Ottawa Treaty. If Mr Byers wants to play his part he should ensure his officials give full details about exports of landmines and potential components.
UK Working Group on Landmines
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