§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his Department's policy concerning the European Armaments Agency; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Freeman
My Department is playing a full part in discussions in the western European armaments group on the concept of a European armaments agency. Our support for the establishment of an agency would he subject to its adding value to existing arrangements. Initially, an agency would be concerned with co-operative activities on behalf of member nations; the conditions do not exist for an640W
heavy duty mark II vehicles were obliged to make unscheduled stops to deal with technical problems. The circumstances are set out in the table.
agency to undertake the full range of procurement activities.