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Defence: Procurement

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's outstanding offset obligations are in respect of previous procurement exercises conducted since 1997; what the unfulfilled value was in each case; when the decision to undertake each exercise was taken; what the (a) originally anticipated and (b) currently anticipated completion date is of each; and if he will make a statement. (197738)

The Ministry of Defence holds no industrial participation (IP) obligations. Since 1997, 13 IP commitments have been made by offshore companies relating to defence procurements. 12 of these are outstanding with a combined value of £526 million. These are listed as follows, along with commencement dates and planned dates for completion.

Programme

Start date

Completion date

ASTOR

February 1999

April 2011

BSFM

August 2007

August 2011

C-17

August 2006

December 2010

Chinook Support

December 2006

December 2011

Javelin

December 2002

March 2013

Javelin (Training)

May 2003

March 2013

MTADS/PNVS

May 2005

December 2010

NLAW

January 2002

January 2017

Litening Pods

November 2006

November 2010

Shielder

September 2006

September 2009

Soothsayer

August 2003

August 2011

Watchkeeper

October 2005

October 2012