§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether any recent orders have been placed by Her Majesty's Government for Exocet missiles.
§ Mr. Hoyle
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether, in view of the possibility of Exocet missiles again being used against British ships at some future date, he will seek powers to require the disclosure to him by British companies subcontracting to Societé Nationale Industrielle Aérospatiale of any technical information that could in such circumstances be useful to HM Forces.
§ Mr. Pattie
This is not necessary at the present time. Our own forces are already familar with the characteristics of the Exocet missile.