HC Deb 23 November 1984 vol 68 cc334-5W
Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the sales of non-lethal software such as hospital services to middle eastern countries through International Military Services.

Mr. Butler

International Military Services Limited provides a wide range of defence-related services. These include educational and training services as well as hospitals and medical equipment. A large proportion of this business is in the middle east. The company has an offer for the provision of hospitals under consideration by one country, and is considering inquiries from several others for the provision of both field hospitals and rehabilitation centres. For reasons of commercial confidentiality, I cannot name the countries concerned.