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Arms Sales Promotion

Volume 895: debated on Monday 7 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence why the Defence Sales Organisation makes no charge for its service in promoting the export of armaments manufactured by private enterprise.

Departmental expenses and research and development levy are recovered where appropriate, but one and two-year taught courses respectively.

The expenditure on post graduate awards by my Department and by each of the research councils during the past five years is set out below. Separate figures of expenditure for research students, and for students on taught courses, are not available.the promotional activities of the Defence Sales Organisation are comparable to those provided generally by Government in support of British exports.