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Defence Contractors

Volume 205: debated on Tuesday 10 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list all the major changes between the basis of calculations used to produce the list of contractors which appear on page 15 of the "Statement of the Defence Estimates Volume 2", and those of similar, previously published, lists which relate to the six years to 31 March 1989.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the total amounts paid by his Department to United Kingdom-based contractors in each of the five years to 31 March 1988.

The Ministry of Defence paid the following total amounts to United Kingdom-based contractors for the financial years 1983–84 to 1987–88:

£ million


To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the precise amounts paid to each of the 10 contractors which received the largest share of contracts awarded by his Department in each of the five years to 31 March 1988.

The 10 contractors who received the largest payments from my Department in each of the years specified were:

£ million
British Aerospace plc952·07
The General Electric Co. plc688·77
Rolls-Royce Ltd.484·28
British Shipbuilders399·56
The Plessey Co. plc363·98
Royal Ordnance338·89
Ferranti plc177·73
The British Petroleum Co. plc168·46
Westland plc153·23
Esso Petroleum Co. plc143·58
British Aerospace plc1,004·66
The General Electric Co. plc806·87
British Shipbuilders535·50
The Plessey Co. plc415·43
Royal Ordnance409·51
Rolls-Royce Ltd.408·12
Ferranti plc213·51
Esso UK plc204·59
The British Petroleum Co. plc174·29
Westland plc169·53
British Aerospace plc1,011·00
The General Electric Co. plc799·68
British Shipbuilders590·26
The Plessey Co. plc438·54
Rolls-Royce Ltd.435·78
Royal Ordnance plc369·87
Ferranti plc223·71
Westland plc178·02
Hunting Associated Industries plc161·95
Thorn EMI plc149·97
British Aerospace plc927·05
The General Electric Co. plc850·99
Rolls-Royce plc424·57
The Plessey Co. plc366·12
Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd.343·65
Royal Ordnance plc245·50
Hunting Associated Industries plc203·71
Ferranti plc198·31
Thorn EMI plc157·10
Westland plc134·81
The General Electric Co. plc1,035·07
British Aerospace plc875·88
Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd.462·64
Rolls-Royce plc418·26
The Plessey Co. plc307·41
Royal Ordnance plc223·06
Devonport Management Ltd.222·61
Ferranti plc200·95

£ million

Hunting Associated Industries plc193·87
Thorn EMI plc143·54