§ 30. Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Secretary of State for Defence why he has not yet answered the Question put to him for answer on 29th March by the hon. Member for Salford, East concerning the £8 million in contract between British Marconi and the South African Defence Department to supply long-range military communication equipment for use in Namibia similar to that used by the United States forces in Vietnam to detect the movement of weapons, individuals and vehicles.
§ Mr. Mason
Government policy in respect of the sale of defence equipment to other countries and the granting of export licences for such equipment is not solely a matter for my department. As the hon. Member was informed by letter on 1st April, an answer to his Question put down for answer on 29th March will be provided as soon as possible.