HC Deb 19 June 2002 vol 387 c335W
Ann Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the answer of 12 February 2002,Official Report, column 175W, on Pakistan ordnance factories, if he has ascertained the exact amount of training provided under the technology transfer and training arrangements with Pakistan ordnance factories for the manufacturing of the 105mm L64 Tungsten core Armour Piercing Fin Stabilised Discarding Sabot tank ammunition. [62181]

Dr. Moonie

As previously stated, arrangements between the Royal Ordnance Factories (ROF) and the Pakistani Ordnance Factories (POF) related to assistance with the production of 105mm and L64 tank ammunition. As part of this assistancesuitable periods of training … in the United Kingdom on manufacturing, inspection and proof techniques for that ammunition were available to the POF. Despite extensive searches of Defence archives, and the archives of Royal Ordnance Defence plc (ROD), it has not been possible to find definitive information relating to the exact nature or quantity of the training provided.

Further inquiries by officials into this subject could be undertaken only at disproportionate cost.