HC Deb 18 November 1964 vol 702 cc428-9
24. Mr. A. Royle

asked the Minister of Aviation what contracts have been given for the P1154 radar; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

Only a contract for a project study completed early this year. A decision on further contracts will be taken after the current review of all major defence projects.

Mr. Royle

To which firm has this project development contract been given? Can the Minister assure the House that the P1154 programme will go ahead?

Mr. Jenkins

No, Sir. The contract will be let on a normal competitive basis so that the firm best able to do the work does it. The position about the P1154 is the same as the position in relation to various other projects already mentioned this afternoon.