Arms Sales

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th April 1967.

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Photo of Mr Neil Marten Mr Neil Marten , Banbury 12:00 am, 12th April 1967

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the progress to date of the work of the arms salesman, Mr. Raymond Brown.

Photo of Mr Roy Mason Mr Roy Mason , Barnsley

I would refer the hon. Gentleman to Chapter VII of the Statement on the Defence Estimates, 1967 (Cmnd. 3203).

Photo of Mr Neil Marten Mr Neil Marten , Banbury

I am grateful for that reference, which I had seen. Could the Minister not in future give a more exact figure than the rather overall general figure given in the Defence Review and undertake to give it year by year so that we can make a comparison of the success of our arms sales effort?

Photo of Mr Roy Mason Mr Roy Mason , Barnsley

Yes. In view of the approach by the hon. Gentleman, certainly I am prepared to consider how better we can give more detailed information in the Defence Estimates on sales. As he appreciates, on this occasion it was the first, but there were three pages of information in it.