§ 24. Mr. Critchley
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to create a European Armaments Agency.
§ Mr. Hattersley
The Government are keen to promote co-operation in arms production and procurement both within the Alliance and among its European members. But much is already being done in this respect and we must be careful to avoid any duplication of the work of such existing bodies as the Eurogroup.