HC Deb 06 May 1971 vol 816 cc416-7W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister of State for Defence what arms are being supplied to Ceylon by Her Majesty's Government; whether military personnel and advisers are being sent in addition to military equipment; whether these advisers will work with the Russian military advisers who are now in Ceylon; and whether he will make a statement.

Lord Bainiel

Britain is supplying the Ceylon Government with certain defence equipment, as my hon. Friend, the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, explained in his answer to the hon. Member for Bradford West (Mr. Wilkinson), on 22nd April. The Ceylon Government has not requested the provision of any British military personnel or advisers to support this equipment.—[Vol. 815, c.457.]

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