HC Deb 21 October 1971 vol 823 c160W
Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine

asked the Minister of State for Defence what sections or agencies exist in his Department for collecting information from, or giving advice and assistance to, private sector industry.

Mr. Ian Gilmour

No separate sections or agencies exist within the Ministry of Defence for these purposes. Our procurement responsibilities do, however, inevitably entail the frequent exchange of information, advice and assistance with contractors.