§ Mr. Hayward
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what projects have been either partly or wholly financed by his Department since 1979 which have resulted in work being placed in Avon's aerospace factories; and what were the sums involved.
§ Mr. Lee
The detailed information requested is not available. However, among the major aerospace contractors which have factories in Avon are British Aerospace and Rolls-Royce. A prime responsibility of the Bristol division of British Aerospace is ship-launched missile systems including the Seawolf ship self-defence anti-missile system, the Sea Dart long range anti-aircraft missile system and the Sea Skua anti-ship missile. The Bristol division of Rolls-Royce numbers among its products the496W engines for the Tornado and Harrier aircraft. Both divisions were paid over £100 million by my Department in 1984–85.