§ Mr. Jenkin
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 26 February 2002,Official Report, column 1133W on departmental expenditure limits, if the change in the capital element of the defence 1182W departmental expenditure limit will be affected by the decision not to proceed with PPP for the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency; and what effect the decision not to proceed with the PPP for the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency will have on his Department's budget. 
§ Dr. Moonie
We are proceeding with the DERA PPP as announced in the House on 6 March 2002,Official Report, columns 313–14W. Therefore, the change in the Ministry of Defence's Departmental Expenditure Limit in anticipation of a successful PPP is unaffected.