HC Deb 26 July 1985 vol 83 c883W
Mr. McNamara

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will publish in the Official Report the criteria upon which he based his total acquisition costs in assessing the costs of the Tucano and PC 9 Royal Air Force trainers.

Mr. Butler

The total acquisition costs used in assessing the bids for the Tucano and PC9 comprised the purchase price of 130 aircraft, two forward fuselages for simulators, and technical publications, together with the cost of initial spares, ground support equipment, additional simulator facilities, reserve engines and a small contingency.

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