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Equipment Purchases

Volume 894: debated on Tuesday 24 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make proposals designed to promote mutual purchases of defence equipment between the USA and West Europe.

At my initiative, Euiogroup Ministers made proposals to this end at the meeting of the NATO Defence Ministers on 22nd and 23rd May, and the meeting agreed to pursue within the appropriate machinery the establishment of a "two-way street" between Europe and North America in defence equipment procurement.