HC Deb 01 December 1958 vol 596 c90W
52. Mr. Callaghan

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what approaches have been made this year for permission to place orders in this country for naval vessels for the Indonesian Government; and what replies have been given.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

It is not the practice to disclose details of negotiations which may be in progress for the sale of arms or military or naval equipment, nor is it the custom to give reasons when requests for such items are met or refused.