As the answer contains a number of figures I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
I will give the hon. Gentleman the figures. There are 20 countries, but he mentioned three. These are the figures, in £ sterling for 1953: Guatemala, £386; Nicaragua, nothing; and Honduras, nothing. [Laughter.]
§ Mr. Burden
Would my right hon. Friend say whether any British weapons were used recently in the World Football Cup battle?
§ Mr. Hale
Would the Minister reply to his hon. Friends who are laughing about this Question and tell us why there has been a suggestion that British ships should be searched on their way to these countries, who made that suggestion, on what basis, and whether, in those circumstances, such a request should have been made?
§ Following are the figures:
|UNITED KINGDOM EXPORTS OF ARMS, AMMUNITION AND MILITARY STORES AND APPLIANCES (INCLUDING SPORTING GUNS AND SOME NON-MILITARY EQUIPMENT AND EXPLOSIVES) IN 1953.|
|Panama (including Canal Zone)||2,227|