HC Deb 09 December 1986 vol 107 cc138-9W
16. Mrs. Shields

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the total value of strategic defence initiative contracts won by United Kingdom departments and companies to date.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

I am pleased to announce that the overall value of SDI research awards to the United Kingdom has now risen to $34 million. It is a year ago almost to the day since the US/UK SDI memorandum of understanding was signed and I believe that this figure represents a solid beginning to the United Kingdom's involvement in this important research programme.

39. Mr. Strang

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will now publish in full the memorandum of understanding on the agreement reached between Britain and the United States of America on participation in the strategic defence initiative.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

No. The United States/United Kingdom memorandum of understanding on United Kingdom participation in the United States SDI research programme is classified.

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