§ 4. Mr. G. Jeger
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how far there has been any modification of the Regulations governing the export to Spain of arms and war equipment as a result of the Mutual Defence Agreement of 26th September between the United States and Spain.
§ Mr. Jeger
Is not the right hon. and learned Gentleman aware of the agreement between the United States and Spain which specifies the payment of 226 million dollars of which no less than 141 million dollars is earmarked for military aid? Has he any information as to the quality of the military aid and does he still rely on the export of obsolete or out-of-date military equipment from this country to bolster up our trade?
§ Sir T. Moore
Why should not help be given to the first country to accept the challenge of Communism?
§ 5. Mr. G. Jeger
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the description and value of war material exported to Spain during 1953.
§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
"Common-use items" and military material licensed for export to Spain during the first nine months of 1953 amounted to £1,385,582. No figures are yet available for October or November.