Al Yamamah Contracts

Defence written question – answered on 25th May 2004.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he was first informed of allegations of corruption involving BAE Systems in connection with the Al Yamamah arms contracts which were drawn to the attention of Sir Kevin Tebbit in 2001.

Photo of Geoff Hoon Geoff Hoon Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence

I first became aware of allegations of fraud against BAE Systems when they were published in the press in September 2003.

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