§ 29. Mr. Gerald Howarth
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he has received representations from industry regarding his competition policy; and if he is satisfied with the workings of that policy.
§ Mr. Lee
My ministerial colleagues and I have a close dialogue with industry about the effects of our procurement policies, including those relating to competition. I am satisfied that our competition policy is achieving increasing value for money in defence equipment procurement and improving the competitiveness of our defence industries.