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BAE Systems Arms Contracts

Volume 461: debated on Monday 18 June 2007

22. To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the role of his Department in the negotiation of BAE Systems arms contracts. (142931)

BAE Systems is the largest supplier of defence equipment to the Ministry of Defence, providing products and services in the air, sea, land and space sectors. As with all contracts placed by MOD acquisition staff, the contracts with BAE Systems are negotiated against a strict set of terms and conditions in order to deliver acquisition programmes to meet operational, programme requirements and to achieve best value for money.

As with other UK defence companies, we also support the company's efforts in the defence export market through the Defence Export Services Organisation.