asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will make public the negotiation, tenders and contracts for the various interested parties leading to the awarding to Shorts, Belfast of the contract for the Jet Provost replacement.
No. It is not the practice to release such information, which is commercially confidential.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether the final price offered by British Aerospace for the Jet Provost replacement trainer was less than that offered by Shorts, Belfast.
I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Yeovil (Mr. Ashdown) at column 1001 following my right hon. Friend's statement on 21 March.