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Morthoe Ii

Volume 115: debated on Thursday 7 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will make a statement on the arrangements for the ordering, tendering, and production of the Morthoe II defence system; and to what extent the equipment being supplied (a) meets the original specifications, (b) will be delivered on the originally agreed date, and (c) will be supplied at the price agreed when the order was originally given.

I have nothing to add to the evidence given to the Comptroller and Auditor General and to the Public Accounts Committee, as reflected in their reports; respectively, Ministry of Defence: Control and Management of the Development of Major Equipment (dated 22 July 1986) and sixth report (dated 18 February 1987).