Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10th November 1992.

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Photo of Mr John Smith Mr John Smith , Monklands East 12:00 am, 10th November 1992

Does the Prime Minister recall assuring the House in January 1991 that for some considerable time we have not supplied arms to Iraq"?—[Official Report, 31 January 1991; Vol. 184, c. 1102.] How does the Prime Minister reconcile that assurance with the revelation in the Government documents produced at the Matrix Churchill trial that as late as 27 July 1990, only six days before the invasion of Kuwait, machine tools known to be intended to make fuses for missiles and artillery shells were supplied to Iraq?