HC Deb 19 December 1945 vol 417 c1474W
Mr. Edelman

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will prohibit the sale of surplus armaments and war-like stores to Spain.

Mr. Noel-Baker

No armaments or warlike stores have been supplied from the United Kingdom to Spain since the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. His Majesty's Government considered the matter again last April, and again decided that no war material should be supplied to Spain. His Majesty's present Government have since decided to prohibit not only the export of arms to Spain but also the export of other goods of a semi-military character which might strengthen the Spanish armed forces.

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