HC Deb 19 November 1973 vol 864 c323W
Mr. John Morris

asked the Minister of State for Defence what equipment is made for his Department in Portugal; and whether since March 1973 it has included combat suits and drill suits.

Mr. Ian Gilmour

We do not keep statistics centrally on all contracts worth less than £5,000 nor do we have complete information on sub-contracts. Subject to these provisos the only Ministry of Defence contract involving manufacture in Portugal is for the making up of 40,000 combat suits. This represents something less than 20 per cent. of our total requirement for combat suits this financial year; the remaining suits will be manufactured in the United Kingdom.