§ Mr. Anderson
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the purpose of the recent visit of an Iranian delegation to the United Kingdom under the auspices of International Military Services; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
IMS, before the Iranian revolution, had a number of infrastructure contracts with the Iranian Government. These contracts have either been terminated or have fallen into abeyance. There are, however, a number of contractual matters relating to them which still require to be settled between IMS and the Iranians, and the recent discussions with IMS are part of a continuing dialogue on these outstanding contractual points. The question of the United Kingdom supply of any defence equipment was not addressed.