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Qatar: UK Export Finance

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 182663, tabled on 23 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government of Qatar has received a direct loan from the Direct Lending Facility relating to its purchase of Typhoon and Hawk aircraft and associated equipment and services.

Answered on

29 October 2018

Qatar has not received a loan from UK Export Finance’s Direct Lending Facility although an offer has been made to the Government of Qatar should they opt to utilise it. This has not been used to date. The total value of UK Export Finance’s commitments in support of exports to Qatar is just over £5bn made up from guarantees, direct lending and insurances.

The financing support package for Typhoon and Hawk aircraft includes an offer of a direct loan from UK Export Finance’s Direct Lending Facility. This offer has been made to the Government of Qatar should they opt to utilise it.

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