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Iran (Arms Sales)

Volume 894: debated on Wednesday 25 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what assistance his Department has made to the Vickers Company to sell submarines to the Government of Iran; and on what factors the sale was lost to a United States company.

My Department gives appropriate help to all British firms in promoting exports of defence equipment, but it is not our practice to reveal details of individual transactions. The second part of the Question would be for the Government of Iran to answer.