§ 45. Mr. Eastham
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the total value of goods bought by, or on behalf of, his Department from Eastern bloc countries during 1984.
§ Mr. Lee
MOD has placed no direct contracts with Eastern bloc countries in 1983–84, the last year for which statistics are available. However, as I indicated in my earlier replies to the hon. Member on 11 and 14 February, at columns 51 and 288 respectively, MOD contractors have made limited purchases of items and materials from Eastern bloc countries in circumstances where no problems of strategic dependence are involved.