HC Deb 25 November 1983 vol 49 c324W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if, with the consent of the suppliers and of the Japanese Government, he will give details of the value and type of arms sales to Japan for the most recent three years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lee

Our view remains that if the supplier and customer wish to release this information, and no considerations of national interest arise, we should not seek to prevent them, but it is not the Government's responsibility to arrange this for them.

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