HC Deb 29 January 1962 vol 652 cc52-3W
Captain Kerby

asked the Lord Privy Seal what arms and other British military and naval equipment have been sold and delivered by Britain to Indonesia in the last five years; what contracts have still to be completed; and what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government with regard to the supply of armaments to countries hostile to one of Britain's allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

Mr. Heath

It is not the normal practice of Her Majesty's Government to disclose details of the categories and quantities of arms authorised for export in particular countries.

As regards the second part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement which I made on 23rd January that Her Majesty's Government must suspend the export of arms and military equipment from Britain to Indonesia.

As regards the third part of the Question, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War, then Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, explained to the House on 21st January, 1959, the principles by which Her Majesty's Government are guided in supplying British arms to foreign Powers. These principles still apply.