Export Promotion

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st March 1977.

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Photo of Mr Frank Allaun Mr Frank Allaun , Salford East 12:00 am, 21st March 1977

Will my right hon. Friend and the Secretary of State for Defence switch the 390-strong Defence Sales Organisation to promoting non-military engineering and other exports? Will my right hon. Friend take into consideration the policy of President Carter that commercial matters should not be the only grounds for considering exports but that peace should also be taken into account, since war would cost us far more than the loss of a few arms orders?