§ Mr. Rogers
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what is the intended future role of International Military Services in relation to overseas defence sales; and if he will make a statement;
(2) what arrangements he has made to sell International Military Services to the Saudi Arabian Government.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
The scale of IMS business is being re-assessed in the light of current market developments. Within overall Government policy, decisions on individual business ventures are matters for the company's commercial judgment and are regarded as commercial in confidence.