To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what effect the "Options for Change" study has had on the defence procurement budget to date.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
I am not in a position to add to my answer to the hon. Gentleman of 19 December last year, at column212.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which budget vote sub-headings have been affected by the "Options for Change" process; and by what amount.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
The effect of "Options for Change" on vote sub-heads will depend on decisions on the final size and shape of the armed forces, which have yet to be taken. Even when decisions are taken, it will not be possible to identify the effects on individual sub-heads without disproportionate effort.