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Bill Banning Germans to Work on Arms Abroad Passes First Reading

The first reading of a draft proposal to forbid West German nationals to work on certain types of weapons projects in other countries, submitted by the Social Democrats, took place in the West German Parliament today. The draft was transferred to the Parliamentary Legal Commission for further consideration.

The draft listed a variety of weapons and other armaments to be banned for the nationals in foreign countries. The list is similar to that in the Brussels Agreement of October 1954 which is part of the West German law on armament control of April 1961.