HC Deb 08 April 1998 vol 310 cc283-4W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 25 February 1998,Official Report, column 261, on Storm Shadow missiles, how many are to be procured; what proportion of the related work will be carried out in UK based facilities; and if the costs of aircraft integrated are included in the estimated programme cost. [35356]

Mr. Spellar

The quality of Storm Shadow missiles being procured is currently classified and I am therefore, withholding this information under exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information. I have, however, asked for this position to be reviewed, and will write to the hon. Member when that review is complete. The cost of integration on Tornado and Harrier is included in the total Storm Shadow programme cost. The cost of integration on Eurofighter is included within

Acceptance Current Status
Total Full Partial Not accepted Open Closed
1990–95 713 533(75%) 57 123 14 699
1995 41 28(68%) 8 5 6 35
1996 40 25(62%) 12 3 15 25
Total 794 586(74%) 77 131 35 759


Recommendations that are still 'Open' for further action include those requiring long term investigation or research.

the overall Eurofighter programme costs. The proportion of Storm Shadow related work that will be carried out in UK based facilities is equivalent to some 80 per cent. of the total contract value.