§ Mr. Powell
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the value of the assault tracking which the United States of America have agreed to purchase from this country.
§ Mr. Healey
I regret having misled the House in answer to a supplementary question by the right hon. Gentleman on 13th June, 1966, in which I said that we had already been invited to provide assault tracking to twice the value of the tugs mentioned in the Question (HANSARD col. 1033). As I told the House in the debate on 11th May (HANSARD col. 474) the United States Department of Defense has decided to buy 2 million dollars worth of assault tracking. The order for harbour tugs would have been worth about the same amount. An initial order, worth about $500,000 is expected to be placed shortly by the U.S. Procurement Office in Germany.