HC Deb 30 June 1954 vol 529 cc94-5W
57. Mr. Swingler

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to which Latin American States he has approved the export of arms in the last 12 months; and what quantities of arms have been exported.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

Figures for the United Kingdom exports of arms, ammunition and military stores and appliances (including sporting guns and some non-military equipment and explosives) during 1953 were circulated by my right hon. Friend the Minister of State, Board of Trade, in the OFFICIAL REPORT yesterday.

The figures for exports of aeroplanes and parts (including civil aircraft) and of war vessels during 1953 are as follow:

Country of Destination Aeroplanes and parts (including Civil Aircraft) War Vessels
1953 1953
(in £s sterling) (in £s sterling)
Cuba 114
Dominican Republic 31,053
Mexico 72,930
Honduras (not British)
El Salvador
Costa Rica 7
Panama (including Canal Zone)
Venezuela 1,886,765 2,506,684
Peru 159
Chile 27,812
Brazil 3,160,777
Uruguay 128,248
Argentine Republic 297,742
Paraguay 11