HC Deb 03 April 1990 vol 170 c599W
86. Mr. David Nicholson

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made concerning Soviet production of conventional weapons over the past 12 months.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

The Soviet Union continued to produce large numbers of conventional weapons in 1989, although in certain categories, especially tanks and fighter aircraft, we believe there were significant reductions in output.