HC Deb 03 April 1963 vol 675 c52W
Mr. Whitlock

asked the Secretary of State for War to what extent the purchase of foreign arms has deprived the Royal Ordance factories of work which they are equipped to undertake.

Mr. Profumo

We adopt a foreign weapon only if a suitable British weapon cannot be available when the Army requires it. The question of depriving the Royal Ordnance Factories does not therefore arise.