§ 27. Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement about airborne early warning Nimrod.
§ 38. Mr. Rose
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will take a decision in principle to order the AEW Nimrod as a replacement for the Shackle-ton in preference to the American-produced Boeing AWAC in the light of the merits in respect of the performance of these alternative aircraft required by NATO.
§ Mr. Hugh Jenkins
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether it is the Government's intention to spend £150 million on the acquisition of the United States airborne warning and control system.
§ Mr. Mulley
I have nothing to add to the reply I gave earlier today to the hon. Member for Chertsey and Walton (Mr. Pattie).