HL Deb 19 May 1981 vol 420 c945WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the Ministry of Defence via its subsidiary company International Military Services Limited, or otherwise, has been supplying arms to both sides in conflicts over Mauritania (for example, Algeria and Morocco) and between Tanzania and Uganda.

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Viscount Trenchard)

There is no conflict between Algeria and Morocco over Mauritania, nor is there any conflict at present between Tanzania and Uganda. Although every proposal is subject to careful scrutiny, there is no general embargo on arms sales to any of the four countries mentioned.