§ 54. Mr. Younger
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement about the progress that has been made in achieving the aims set out in the Minute of Understanding he signed, together with the United States Secretary of Defense, concerning the purchase of British equipment by the United States Defense Department following the decision to buy the United States missile Sub-Harpoon.
§ Mr. Mason
We have reached agreement with the Americans on the procedures required to implement and monitor progress under the Memorandum of Understanding on Reciprocal Purchasing signed by the United States Secretary of Defense and myself on 24th September last year and several British equipments are now under consideration by the 133W Department of Defense's procurement authorities.