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Military Equipment (Exports)

Volume 529: debated on Tuesday 1 June 1954

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asked the President of the Board of Trade the value and quantity of military equipment exported to Spain, Egypt and Guatemala, respectively, in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

The value of exports of arms, ammunition and military stores and appliances (which include sporting guns and some other nonmilitary material) and of explosives in the years 1951, 1952 and 1953 were as follows:

  • Spain: 1951, £1,049; 1952, £3,221; 1953, £1,242.
  • Egypt: 1951, £613,394; 1952, £68,570; 1953, £154,530.
  • Guatemala: 1951, £79; 1952,; 1953, £386.
Licences are not issued for exports of military equipment to Guatemala and Egypt and the figures for 1952 and 1953 represent mainly sporting equipment and industrial explosives.