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[[Has description::Used for facilitateing bribes during arms deals| ]]

Group.png Millbank Technical ServicesRdf-icon.png
Formation1967
FounderJohn Cuckney
Extinction1979
Parent organizationCrown Agents
Typecommercial
Used for facilitateing bribes during arms deals

Millbank Technical Services was an obscure body that Lester Suffield's predecessor, Ray Brown, had spotted as having laundering potential.

Origins

MTS had an office in Abbey Orchard Street, only a few strides from the Ministry of Defence. It was set up in 1967 as a limited company, a subsidiary of Crown Agents. As a limited liability company, MTS make it easier to put together credit deals for the Crown Agents' customers and hide bribes. "Foreign buyers frequently wanted the apparent respectability of official government-to-government package deals, while Whitehall wanted to pretend it had nothing to do with bribery and its inevitable stench. The motto at MTS was therefore henceforth to be: "Now you see it; now you don't.""[1]

In 1979 it was transferred to the Ministry of Defence and renamed.[1]

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Memo To Prime Minister - Your Merchants of Death Are Cooking The Booksarticle17 October 1980Duncan Campbell
Document:Millbank Technical Servicesarticle8 June 2007David Leigh
Rob Evans


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