HC Deb 27 January 1986 vol 90 c413W
Dr. Godman

asked the Prime Minister if she will make a statement on the co-ordination of responsibilities in relation to the placing of major defence equipment orders between the Ministry of Defence and other relevant Departments, so far as the defence procurement policy implications on the one hand and the social and employment consequences, on the other, are concerned.

The Prime Minister

The Ministry of Defence consults, as necessary, with other Government Departments on the industrial and social implications of major defence equipment orders. As I confirmed in the House on 19 December 1985, major procurement decisions are a matter for collective decision.

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