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Strategic Defence Initiative

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make an estimate of the value of strategic defence initiative orders so far won by British companies and the number of jobs they have produced.

The value of United States funded SDI work so far awarded to the United Kingdom is $45 million. This figure includes SDI contracts placed with British academic institutions and through the Ministry of Defence. Information regarding the number of jobs produced as a result of this work is not maintained by the Government.