HC Deb 23 December 1982 vol 34 c617W
Mr. Hoyle

asked the Prime Minister, further to her reply of 20 December, why the memorandum of understanding under which the purchase of Exocet missiles for the Royal Navy was made conditional upon a proportion of components being manufactured in the United Kingdom is confidential.

The Prime Minister

It has been the practice of successive Governments not to reveal details of such intergovernmental arrangements.