asked the Secretary of State for Defence what requests he has received for assistance in securing the contract for the sale of submarines to the Royal Iranian Navy.
The Defence Sales Organisation is ready to give all appropriate help to United Kingdom industry.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the value of defence contracts as a percentage of the total value of contracts placed with firms in each of the standard regions of England and in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, respectively, in each of the financial years 1964–65 to 1974–75, respectively.
The following table contains as much information as is available:
|MINISTRY OF DEFENCE CONTRACTS-REGtONAL AND NATIONAL VALUES EXPRESSED AS A PERCENTAGE OF THE TOTAL UN.TED KINGDOM VALUE|
1969–70 (see Note)
1970–71 (see Note)
|Yorkshire and Humberside||…||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||2·9||3·0||2·0||3·7|
|Not Apportioned Nationally||…||—||—||—||—||22·0||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Note: The figures for the years 1969–70 and 1970–71 include those for the former Ministry of Aviation Supply, which became part of the Ministry of Defence in Z. 1971–72.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he is satisfied with the procurement programme of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation; and what steps he is taking to ensure an appropriate level of orders for the British defence industries within that programme.
The United Kingdom participates fully in the formulation of the NATO common-funded infrastructure programme. Contracts under this programme are usually let as a result of international competitive bidding, and British firms are kept informed of suitable opportunities. Production sharing may be agreed for specially large projects.