Skip to main content

Strategic Defence Initiative

Volume 82: debated on Tuesday 2 July 1985

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

35.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether any contracts have yet been signed by British companies in connection with the strategic defence initiative.

Whilst individual United Kingdom companies may have entered into negotiation with the United States on matters relating to the strategic defence initiative, I am not aware of the award of any contracts.

36.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he intends to discuss the strategic defence initiative with Vice President George Bush whilst he is in the United Kingdom.

There are no plans for me to have detailed discussion with Vice President Bush during his visit to the United Kingdom.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he has plans to meet the United States Secretary for Defence in the near future to discuss the strategic defence initiative.

I have no plans as yet for a further meeting with the United States Defence Secretary in the near future, but my officials are in continuous contact with his on a range of subjects.