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Iraq (Presidential Guard)

Volume 172: debated on Thursday 17 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consideration was given to the fact that the presidential guard consisted of three infantry divisions and one armoured division when authorisation was given to the sale of ballistic jackets to the presidential guard of Iraq.

All relevant factors are taken into account when exports of defence equipment are considered for any country, but it is not the practice to comment on specific defence sales matters.