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Volume 264: debated on Thursday 19 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the Spanish authorities concerning the establishment of a multinational training facility for Eurofighter crews in Spain. [37541]

Discussions between the Eurofighter 2000 partner nations about the provision of training facilities are at an early stage. The possibility of a multinational aircrew training facility located in one of the partner countries is one of a number of questions which are being considered.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his Department's policy concerning the Eurofighter 2000; and if he will make a statement. [37784]

My Department remains fully committed to the development of the Eurofighter 2000 which it expects to provide the cornerstone of the RAF's future front-line capability.