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Exhibitions (China)

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 19 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what support the United Kingdom Government is giving to United Kingdom companies planning to attend the International Defence Electronics Exhibition and the China Military Logistics Exhibition to be held in Beijing in May 1998. [16043]

The Defence Export Service Organisation is aware of both exhibitions and is encouraging British companies to participate where exhibiting their products is consistent with the UK interpretation of the EU embargo on defence sales to China and our usual criteria governing all defence exports.