HC Deb 25 April 1978 vol 948 cc521-2W
Mr. Newens

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government on the supply of arms to Thailand; and if any conditions have been imposed on the use of the Scorpion tanks to be supplied, in view of the policy of the military Government on human rights.

Mr. Luard

When considering the export of defence equipment we take into account the relevant political, strategic, security and financial considerations, and the most likely end use of the equipment. It has been the policy of successive Governments not to divulge details of individual sales.