HC Deb 09 February 1984 vol 53 c699W
Mr. Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many privately owned arms manufacturers attain the standard of the royal ordnance factories (0521); and whether he will list them.

Mr. Pattie

In January 1984 some 900 contractors to the Ministry of Defence were assessed to defence standard 05–21. Although it is not practicable to identify "arms manufacturers" as such, nor to list all these contractors, details of them may be found in the "Register of Quality Assessed United Kingdom Manufacturers" published by the Department of Trade and Industry.