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Air-to-Air Missile

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 3rd March 1992.

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Photo of Mr Tom King Mr Tom King The Secretary of State for Defence 3:31 pm, 3rd March 1992

Despite the hon. Gentleman's new-found interest in these matters, he may not be aware that we are involved in large-scale arrangements with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to try to support its defence. There are those who believe that, if the Gulf countries' defences had been better equipped and resourced, we might not have had to ask our forces to go to their assistance.

We certainly sell to some countries; there are other regimes to which we would certainly not sell or provide our equipment.