Dr. Wouter Basson

Defence written question – answered on 7th April 2005.

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Photo of Andrew MacKinlay Andrew MacKinlay Labour, Thurrock

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence

(1) who authorised the visit of Dr. Wouter Basson of South Africa to Porton Down in 1985; for what purpose; and if he will make a statement.

(2) which UK Government (a) officials and (b) scientists are recorded as having met Dr. Wouter Basson of South Africa between 1975 and the collapse of the apartheid regime in South Africa; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Adam Ingram Adam Ingram Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence

It has not proved possible to respond to my hon. Friend in the time available before Prorogation.

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