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Weapons (Private Contractors)

Volume 401: debated on Wednesday 19 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether surplus or redundant (a) small arms and (b) light weapons are (i) given and (ii) sold by the Department to private contractors. [103308]

No surplus small arms or light weapons have been gifted to private contractors. No surplus small arms have been sold to private contractors in the last three years. Surplus light weapons would only be sold (via the Ministry of Defence's Disposal Services Agency) to the original equipment manufacturer in support of an export order.