HC Deb 04 February 1970 vol 795 c407
16. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what joint Op Macc proposals he has put to the Indonesian Government.

Mr. Richard

None, Sir. Military Aid to the Civil Community is normally provided only at the request of Governments and other authorities concerned. No such request has been received from Indonesia.

Mr. Dalyell

While it is acknowledged that there must be some kind of training content in any Op Macc operation, last year there were certain proposals which at any rate were acceptable to General Panggabeam, Indonesian Army Commander, and about which the Ministry were informed at the time. Have not these been progress-chased?

Mr. Richard

I know that some general comment was made on this subject matter when my hon. Friend was in Indonesia, but I can only repeat that no specific request for an Op Macc type of operation has been received from Indonesia.

Hon. Members

What is it?