Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Export Credits Guarantee Department

    Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what was the value of trade credits guaranteed by the ECGD for sales of military equipment to highly indebted poor countries in each year since 1983. [25240]

    Ms Hewitt: I have been asked to reply.

    The value of ECGD cover for defence business in each of these years for countries currently classified as HIPCs (Heavily Indebted Poor Countries) is as follows: