§ Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what would be the approximate cost to the British taxpayer of adopting the AWACS system or continuing with the use of Nimrod aircraft, respectively.
§ Dr. Gilbert
To reveal costs at this stage could prejudice both our contractual position on the Nimrod and current discussions within NATO on cost-sharing for the AWACS.
§ Mr. Warren
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what conditions were laid down at the meeting of NATO in December about the termination of the Nimrod AEW project in favour of the Boeing E3A.
§ Mr. Mulley
I have nothing to add to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Haltemprice (Mr. Wall) on 14th December 1976.—[Vol. 922, c. 654–55.]