HL Deb 09 February 1984 vol 447 cc1365-6WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What response they have received to their recent protest to the United States Government against the sale of helicopter spare parts to Guatemala.

Lord Trefgarne

When we again drew the United States Government's attention to our concern about the possible consequences for Belize of military sales to Guatemala, the State Department said that these refurbished helicopters are expected to be used primarily for anti-guerrilla operations and that their military impact will be limited. In commenting on this sale, the Guatemalan Government have reiterated their desire for a peaceful settlement to the Belize dispute.