HC Deb 07 July 1986 vol 101 cc91-2W
Dr. Glyn

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the implications of mergers among major defence procurement contractors for his defence procurement policy; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lee

The Ministry of Defence considers each proposed merger on its merits in the light of strategic, value for money and other considerations. Where appropriate, we give evidence to the Office of Fair Trading and Monopolies and Mergers Commission.