Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that there will be some disappointment about that answer, and that public opinion in this country is inclined to demand such a cessation of exports, at least until such time as the Egyptian Government commence to honour both international agreements and international law and resume the normal courtesies of international behaviour?
But are we to understand that Her Majesty's Government are still exporting arms to Egypt at the present time? Is that the position? Does the right hon. and learned Gentleman regard that as a contribution to peace in the Middle East, which apparently is the objective of Her Majesty's Government?
What I said in answer to my hon. Friend was that our policy on the export of arms is governed by the answer of 28th March, which I invite the right hon. Gentleman to read again. Specific deliveries to any particular country come within the practice, which I have referred to before in answer to the right hon. Gentleman, that I would not give particulars of specific transactions.
But is the right hon. and learned Gentleman aware that I am not asking him to give particulars or details of the export of arms to any particular country; I am merely asking him whether the Government are now at the present time exporting arms to Egypt?