HC Deb 14 February 1978 vol 944 cc203-4W
Mr. Normanton

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the latest stage of his discussions with his French and German colleagues with a view to defining a main battle tank specification that will satisfy the overriding need for common equipment.

Dr. Gilbert

The scope for co-operation on future main battle tanks continues to be explored with France and Germany, with emphasis on component harmonisation.