HC Deb 30 June 1998 vol 315 c132W
Mr. MacShane

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Rotherham of 17 November 1997,Official Report, column 72, if he will make a statement on the current status of the Challenger 2 programme. [48596]

Mr. Spellar

I am pleased to announce that The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards have become the first regiment to be fully equipped with the Challenger 2 main battle tank. This is a significant milestone in the Challenger 2 programme.