HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 c123W
Mr. Shersby

asked the Lord Privy Seal when the Government will complete their review of the embargo on the sale of arms and equipment to Chile; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ridley

Our review of defence sales to Chile is now complete. After careful consideration, we have concluded that the total embargo imposed by the last Government on such sales should now be lifted. Henceforward, applications for export licences for the supply of defence equipment to Chile will be treated in the normal way.