HC Deb 26 February 1985 vol 74 c154W
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.