§ Mr. Warren
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the progress of the MADGE project and the amount of money spent to date.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
We are currently reexamining the MADGE programme in the light of the defence review which has affected the Services' requirement. Meanwhile the development of the equipment is continuing to proceed satisfactorily. Development costs funded by Her Majesty's Government have amounted to approximately £2 million to date.