HC Deb 22 December 1983 vol 51 c426W
Mr. Murphy

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria are being employed in the decision-making process for the choice of ship-to-ship guided weapons between the United Kingdom Sea Eagle and the United States Harpoon.

Mr. Lee

In order to take a decision between the several contenders for the Royal Navy's future surface-to-surface guided weapon, a wide variety of factors are being taken into account, including price, performance, time scale, the results of an investment appraisal, and general economic, industrial and employment implications, including overseas sales potential and offset proposals where relevant.