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South Africa (Arms Supplies)

Volume 32: debated on Thursday 25 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) if, in view of the evidence at the Old Bailey on 18 October, when persons were convicted of illegally exporting arms to South Africa, to the effect that South African diplomats were involved in financing such illegal exports, he will seek to revoke the diplomatic status of the diplomats so involved;(2) if he will take steps to supply to the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly all the available information arising out of convictions at the Old Bailey on 18 October of persons illegally exporting arms to South Africa.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department has called for a full report on the case, on receipt of which we will consider what further action might be appropriate.