§ Mr. Trotter
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what major new items of Service equipment have been ordered, or are to be ordered since 1st March 1974 (a) for the British Services from NATO allies and (b) from Great Britain for NATO allies.
§ Mr. Mason
As has been announced, negotiations are taking place with the384W United States for the possible procurement of the submarine-launched anti-ship missile Sub-Harpoon; and with France and Germany for purchase from them, if the terms are right, of part of our requirements for Milan anti-tank missile systems.
Sales have been made to most NATO countries, but it has been the policy of successive Governments not to reveal details.