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Alvey Programme

Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 30 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what funds he has made available in each of the financial years 1984–85 and 1985–86 to work undertaken under the Alvey programme.

Defence expenditure on the Alvey programme totalled £2–8 million in 1984–85. Expenditure of £10·3 million is planned for 1985–86.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what approaches he has received from the United States Government, or from United States based companies, expressing an interest in the purchase of information technology arising out of defence aspects of the work of the Alvey programme: what has been his response; and whether any of these approaches have been related to the strategic defence initiative.