HC Deb 06 December 1978 vol 959 cc689-90W
Mr. Trotter

asked the Secretary of State for Defence why the Army intends to purchase its new motor cycles from abroad.

Dr. Gilbert:

The decision to purchase 811 250cc motor cycles for the Army from Bombardier of Canada was the outcome of a competitive tendering process, and was taken after careful consideration of all the relevant factors, including price and delivery dates as well as industrial considerations.