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Departmental Staff (Defections)

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many employees of his Department have defected to Communist countries in each of the last 12 years; and if he will publish details in the Official Report.

[pursuant to his reply, 20 May 1980, c. 152]: One private soldier defected to the German Democratic Republic in 1972 and one locally engaged civilian defected, also to the GDR, in 1979.