§ Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they have found a suitable source to replace the Royal Ordnance factory Bishopton as a source for "desertised" ammunition capable of operating in Middle Eastern conditions. [HL2375]
§ The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)
A contract has been placed by the Ministry of Defence with Royal Ordnance in respect of "desertised" ammunition. It is a matter for the supplier as to how its contractual obligations are met and services delivered. RO Defence has assured the department that the contract will be met and that the programme is on schedule.