HC Deb 30 April 1981 vol 3 cc427-8W
Mr. Robert Atkins

asked the Prime Minister if, following her visit to Saudi Arabia, she will report on the progress of future air defence sales from the United Kingdom aerospace industry, with particular reference to Tornado and Hawk.

The Prime Minister

In close conjunction with the United Kingdom aerospace industry, the Government are vigorously pursuing a wide range of potential sales prospects, both in the Middle East and elsewhere. Possible sales of Tornado and further sales of Hawk are amongst these prospects. In general it is not our policy to reveal details of individual sales of defence equipment. But I was delighted that during my visit to Abu Dhabi the Defence Minister announced the Government's intention to purchase Hawk.