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Defence Export Services Organisation

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the likely change in (a) export sales and (b) research and development spending as a result of moving the Defence Export Services Organisation from the Ministry of Defence to UK Trade and Investment. (156169)

It is not Government practice to make estimates of future levels of defence exports. This Machinery of Government change is not expected to affect the amount spent by Government on research and development.