§ Mr. Sillars
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which companies are the main contractors for the major equipment projects set out in table 3.2 of Cm. 675-II; and how many of these have head offices located in(a) Scotland and (b) England.
§ Mr. Neubert
The main contractors for the major equipment projects set out in table 3.2 of Cm. 675-II are as follows:
Project Main contractor Trident VSEL Consortium plc Type 23 Frigate Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. Single Role Minehunter Vosper Thorneycroft (UK) Ltd. Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment Vessel Harland and Wolff plc Type 2400 Submarine VSEL Consortium plc Sea Dart missile British Aerospace plc Sea Wolf missile British Aerospace plc GWS26 MOD 1 vertical launch Sea Wolf British Aerospace plc
Project Main contractor Harpoon surface launched McDonnell-Douglas Missile Systems Company Stingray The Marconi Co. Ltd. Spearfish The Marconi Co. Ltd. Sonar 2054 Plessey UK Ltd. Challenger MBT Vickers plc TOGS Barr and Stroud Ltd. Warrior MICV GKN Sankey Ltd. Milan British Aerospace plc Rapier Field Standard B British Aerospace plc Rapier Self-Propelled British Aerospace plc Rapier Field Standard C British Aerospace plc Blowpipe/Javelin Short Brothers plc High Velocity missile Short Brothers plc MLRS 1 European Production Group LAW 80 Hunting Engineering Ltd. Trigat Medium Range British Aerospace plc Trigat Long Range British Aerospace plc Ptarmigan Plessey UK Ltd. European Fighter Aircraft Eurofighter Jadflugzeug GmbH Eurojet Turbo GmbH Tornado GR1 Panavia Aircraft GmbH Turbo Union Ltd. Tornado ADV British Aerospace plc E3-AEW The Boeing Company Harrier GR5 British Aerospace plc Tristar 1st batch Marshall of Cambridge (Engineering) Ltd. Tristar 2nd batch Marshall of Cambridge (Engineering) Ltd. EH101 EH Industries Ltd. Sky Flash British Aerospace plc ALARM British Aerospace plc JP 233 Hunting Engineering Ltd. Foxhunter Al The Marconi Co. Ltd. Skynet 4 stage 1 British Aerospace plc
Of these, two have their major works in Scotland and 10 in England.