HL Deb 19 May 1981 vol 420 c947WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What expenditure in terms of "commission" to third-parties, discount and "consultancy" fees has been required in order to achieve £1,200 million per annum of British arms exports (equivalent to 2½ per cent. of our total exports).

Viscount Trenchard

The figure of £1,200 million refers to sales on both a firm-to-Government and Government-to-Government basis. Payment of fees to consultants and agents is a matter of commercial confidentiality between the parties concerned.