§ Sir David Steel
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to present an annual statement to Parliament on the implementation of Government policy with regard to the export of arms and military equipment; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
We have no current plans for such an annual statement but, as I informed the hon. Member for South Shields (Dr. Clark) on 11 March, Official Report, column 451, my Department will take the lead in the review of the convention on the disclosure of information about defence exports.