§ Captain Kerby
asked the Minister of Defence if he will give an assurance that he will take no steps to prevent the supply of aircraft, spare parts, and other military equipment ordered by the Government of the Republic of South Africa from British manufacturers.176W
§ Mr. Thorneycroft
I can assure my hon. Friend that there has been no change in the policy of Her Majesty's Government in this matter since it was stated by my hon. Friend the Joint Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs on 31st October, 1962 (O.R. Col. 286). Proposals for the export of military equipment to South Africa, as to other countries, will continue to be considered on their merits.