§ Mr. Tom Clarke
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will give details of the Defence Exports Services Organisation operations for each of the years 1979 to 1986 including (a) the total number of staff of the Defence Exports Services Organisation and their gradings, (b) the countries visited by Defence Exports Services Organisation staff and the dates of the visits. (c) the equipment exports agreed and (d) the value of exports to each country expressed in constant 1986–87 prices.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
It is not the practice to give details of countries visited by Defence Export Services Organisation staff or of individual exports to particular countries. Statistics of United Kingdom defence sales by broad geographic regions are set out in volume 2 of the 91W "Statement on the Defence Estimates". Detailed figures of Defence Export Services Organisation staff are not available from 1979 and could be provided only at disproportionate time and effort. The total numbers at 1 April 1983 and 1 April 1987 were 353 and 251, respectively.