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Unreliable Equipment

Volume 172: debated on Tuesday 15 May 1990

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62.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the annual cost of maintaining unreliable defence equipment.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the annual cost of maintaining unreliable defence equipment.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the annual cost of maintaining unreliable defence equipment.

At a very broad estimate, unreliability adds £1 billion a year to the cost of maintaining the services' equipment.