§ Mr. Ian Lloyd
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the reply to the hon. Member for Macclesfield (Mr. Winterton) on 14 June, Official Report, c. 202, whether any private or other assurances were sought from the South African Government about the sale of weapons to the Argentine; whether Her Majesty's Government had evidence of such sales; and whether Her Majesty's Government have made any representations on this matter to South Africa since 14 June.
§ Mr. Onslow
We have approached a number of Governments, including the South African Government, about reports of supplies of war material to Argentina since 2 April. Argentina has so far not agreed to a definitive end to hostilities. We naturally remain concerned to prevent war material reaching her and have been in touch with Governments as appropriate. The contents of such exchanges are confidential, and I cannot add to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Macclesfield (Mr. Winterton) on 14 June.—[Vol. 25, c.202.]