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Qed Design And Development (Contract)

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contracts have been given to QED by his Department for supply of defence equipment to the middle east.

It is not our practice to give details of contracts placed with individual companies as this information is commercial in confidence. Nor do we give details of sales to individual countries.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what contracts his Department has (a) negotiated and (b) entered into with QED Design and Development Ltd. since 1980;(2) how many Browning pistols were the subject of the contract negotiated between his Department and QED Design and Development Ltd.; and what was the value of that contract.

It is not our practice to give details of contracts placed with individual companies as this information is commercially confidential.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if any contracts between his Department and QED Design and Development have required end user certification.

It is not our practice to give details of contracts placed with individual companies as this information is commercially confidential. End user certificates are, where appropriate, part of the export licence process and would not normally arise in a contract between the Ministry and a United Kingdom company.