§ Mr. Ashdown
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if, pursuant to the answer of 27 February, Official Report, column 459, he will state what is Her Majesty's Government's policy towards permitting United States officials to visit United Kingdom firms to inspect their books for compliance with United States laws, in relation to defence contracts; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
I refer the hon. Member to the answers that I gave to the hon. Member for Leeds, West (Mr. Meadowcroft) on 2 March 1987 at column528.