§ Mr. Strang
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what is the allocation of work on the Euro 2000 plane to each country involved, relative to their share of planes ordered;
(2) how many Euro 2000 planes have been ordered by each participating country.
§ Mr. Freeman
The partner nations in the Eurofighter 2000 project agreed in 1988 that workshares in the development phase should be Germany 33 per cent., Italy 21 per cent., Spain 13 per cent. and the United Kingdom 33 per cent. These were based on declared offtakes of Germany 250, Italy 165, Spain 100 and United Kingdom 517W 250 aircraft. Firm commitments and consequent workshare allocations for the production phase have yet to be decided.