§ Angus Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many UK companies have been involved in the bidding process for the Boeing Company's Sea-Based Test X-Band Radar (SBX) project; what assistance her department(a) offered and (b) gave to each company; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Jacqui Smith
The number and identification of any UK companies bidding for Boeing's Sea-Based Test X-Band Radar (SBX) project would of course be a commercial matter between Boeing and the specific companies involved. I am not aware of any approach for assistance in relation to this programme. The lead on UK defence export activities is the responsibility of MoD's Defence Export Services Organisation (DESO).