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Western Sahara

Volume 973: debated on Wednesday 14 November 1979

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will confirm that Her Majesty's Government's own policy of not supplying arms for use against those fighting for the territorial integrity of the Western Sahara remains unchanged.

Individual arms sales to the Maghreb, as to other parts of the world, continue to be considered on their merits. In making these decisions we take into account our anxiety not to increase tension in the area.