§ 11. Mr. Marten
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the total value of arms sales to the Republic of South Africa in the last 12 months.
§ The Minister of Defence for Equipment (Mr. Roy Mason)
As the Prime Minister reminded the hon. Member on 28th July, 1966, it is a long-standing and necessary convention that details of arms sales to individual countries are not disclosed.—[Vol. 732, c. 1890.]
§ Mr. Marten
Can the Minister say whether the South Africans have requested certain British military equipment and, if so, whether the Government are now considering that request?
§ Mr. Faulds
Can my hon. Friend assure the House that there is no substance in reports that the Government are considering lifting their embargo and supplying certain types of military equipment to South Africa?