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Foreign Affairs

Part of Orders of the Day — Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 31st July 1961.

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Photo of Mr Denis Healey Mr Denis Healey , Leeds East 12:00 am, 31st July 1961

Can the hon. Member give one assurance? We have never had a clear statement on whether we are seeking assurances from the Portuguese Government that equipment now being supplied will not be exported with the troops it is intended to serve for use in Angola. Could we hear from the Minister of State whether in fact we have had an assurance of that kind from the Portuguese Government, and whether the possible supply of equipment is subject to such an undertaking?