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Tornado And Hawk

Volume 176: debated on Friday 13 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his intention that British Aerospace will remain a major contractor for future developments of role and capability of the Tornado and that his Department will continue to pursue export opportunities for the Hawk.

Responsibility for the selection of contractors for the Tornado programme rests with NAMMA, the contracting authority. However, British Aerospace has played a central role in the programme in the past and will, I trust, continue to do so.We will continue to support the export prospects of the Hawk and the other products of the military and civil aircraft divisions of British Aerospace.