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Vector Aerospace

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has agreed to guarantee to Vector Aerospace a specified volume of work from his Department; and if he will set out details of the arrangements agreed with Vector Aerospace. (186309)

There has been no guarantee given to Vector Aerospace for a specified volume of work. The intention is to transfer the extant commercial contracts for DARA's Rotary and Components businesses to Vector Aerospace on the existing terms and conditions.

Vector Aerospace has legally undertaken to retain the operational capability currently provided in the UK and has given a full commitment to meet all employment and pension protections. Throughout the sale process, it has remained our priority to secure the best decision for Defence.