HC Deb 25 April 1991 vol 189 c529W
Mr. Bernie Grant

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in what ways armed forces personnel are used to help arms manufacturers sell their goods abroad or at arms fairs; what is the cost to the Exchequer; whether manufacturers or sellers make any contribution towards these costs; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alan Clark

Armed forces personnel provide assistance to the United Kingdom defence industry in a wide variety of ways, the costs of which, in general, fall either to the relevant companies or to the purchasing nations.