HC Deb 03 December 1984 vol 69 c48W
Mr. Boyes

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the procurement process relating to decisions about the procurement of a nuclear weapons system; and at what stage such decisions are considered by (a) the equipment policy committee and (b) the financial planning and management group of his Department.

Mr. Butler

The procurement process for nuclear weapons systems is essentially the same as that for conventional systems and was most recently described in a memorandum published with the second report of the Defence Committee, Session 1981–82, volume II. Cmnd. 9315 explains the changes to the procedures which are to be made from 2 January 1985 as part of the reorganisation of the Ministry of Defence.