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South Africa

Volume 894: debated on Tuesday 24 June 1975

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26.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has made to NATO regarding co-operation with the defence forces of South Africa.

27.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make representations to NATO to ensure that South Africa is excluded from defence information.

NATO does not co-operate with the defence forces of South Africa and has no plans to do so.

31.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on defence arrangements between the United Kingdom and South Africa.

As my right hon. Friend the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary explained in a Written Answer on 16th June, the Simonstown Agreements have been terminated. There are no special defence arrangements between the United Kingdom and South Africa.