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Armed Forces: Contracts

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will reconsider his Department’s decision to award the contracts for (a) the Future Rapid Effects System and (b) the Defence Training Rationalisation to US firms in the light of the US Administration’s decision to reopen the US Air Force air tanker contract. (220852)

[holding answer 21 July 2008]: The US decision is a matter for the US Government. Contract awards for FRES and the DTR were based on the best value for money for the UK taxpayer.