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Arms Exports

Volume 978: debated on Tuesday 12 February 1980

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asked the Prime Minister whether she has received a letter dated 14 January from the chairman of the British section of Amnesty International, relating to control of the export to repressive regimes of equipment capable of being used for regressive purposes; and what answer she has sent.

Yes. In my letter of 24 January to the chairman of the British section of Amnesty International, I explained that the introduction of legislation to widen the scope of existing export licensing controls would present the Government with considerable practical difficulties.