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Volume 81: debated on Thursday 20 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will investigate possible violations of Statutory Instrument 277 of 1978 by Racal in providing licences to Grinaker Holdings Ltd. for the manufacture of military equipment in South Africa and Plessey as a result of its provision of technology to South African Micro Electronic Systems.

If the hon. Member has any information bearing on his question, he should forward it to me and I shall arrange for it to be investigated. I would not be prepared to initiate investigations in the absence of some evidence.