§ Q64. Dr. Godman
asked the Prime Minister when she now expects Her Majesty's Government to place the order promised to Scott Lithgow at the time an order was awarded to Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness for the construction of conventional submarines; and if she will make a statement.
§ The Prime Minister
The position remains as set out in my reply to the hon. Gentleman on 5 May, at column 317. It is the Government's wish to place these orders with Scott Lithgow, provided the company meets the terms outlined by my hon. Friend on 28 January 1986, at column 449. Negotiations are still continuing with the company.