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Arms Exports

Volume 895: debated on Monday 7 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the total value of armaments exports in the last year.

The value of overseas sales of defence equipment in the financial year 1974–75 is estimated at £475 million. The provisional estimate for the current financial year is £560 million.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence to which countries armaments have been sold in the last year; what sales are now being concluded and with what countries negotiations are in progress; and for what.

Details of individual sales and negotiations for sales of defence equipment are regarded as confidential by our customers as many other business transactions are. The release of such information, if any, is for them.