§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the decision to tender for the light vehicle replacement competition was announced; which companies placed tenders for that competition; when the decision to acquire 394 light vehicles from Steyr-Daimler-Puch was taken; when the contract was awarded to Steyr-Daimler-Puch; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
The decision to put future purchases of light and medium utility trucks for the Army to competition was taken in April 1985. Invitations to tender for the competition were issued in October 1991. Land Rover, Iveco Ford and Steyr-Daimler-Puch submitted tenders. The decision to purchase 394 of the heavy duty432W version of the medium utility truck from Steyr-Daimler-Puch was taken and the contract placed in June 1994.