HC Deb 24 June 1986 vol 100 c144W
Mr. Gordon Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps have been taken to ensure implementation of the embargo on the importation of arms and armaments from South Africa.

Mr. Alan Clark

All open individual import licences for arms and ammunition, which are issued only to registered firearms dealers, have been endorsed to the effect that they are no longer valid for imports originating in the Republic of South Africa. Applications for specific import licences must be made for each proposed importation. No arms or armaments are procured from South Africa for the armed forces.

Mr. Frank Field

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the answer of 18 June, Official Report, column 569, whether the target wage level for British firms operating in South Africa is the minimum living level plus 50 per cent. or plus 30 per cent. as calculated by the University of South Africa; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alan Clark

I shall reply to the hon. Member as soon as possible.

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