§ Lord Mulley
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will ensure in the arrangements for the disposal of Shorts, Belfast that the contract awarded to the company to produce the Brazilian trainer aircraft for the RAF will be fulfilled in all respects, as to quality, delivery and price.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office (Lord Lyell)
While the Government will expect any purchaser of Shorts to provide assurances with regard to the company's existing obligation towards customers, the privatisation of Shorts should not affect its contract with the Ministry of Defence to develop and produce the Tucano military trainer aircraft.