HC Deb 18 June 1951 vol 489 c15W
Mr. Donner

asked the Minister of Supply what was the value of the artillery components and small arms ammunition sold abroad during 1950; and to what countries were these exported.

Sir H. Shawcross:

United Kingdom exports of small arms ammunition during 1950 were valued at £3,575,000. Military ammunition accounted for £2,443,000 of this and sporting ammunition for the remainder. It would not be in the national interest in the case of exports of this nature to disclose the countries to which they were sent, but there were no exports of military small arms ammunition to China or to any country in the Soviet Bloc. Artillery components are not separately distinguished in the trade returns.