HC Deb 11 February 1986 vol 91 cc446-7W
45. Mr. Hayes

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to improve the export potential of defence equipment ordered by his Department.

Mr. Norman Lamont

The Ministry of Defence's current procurement procedures already reflect its concern to maximise the export potential of the equipment procured to meet the needs of the United Kingdom armed forces. However, there is always scope for improvement and discussions are currently taking place within the Department to consider how this might best be achieved.

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