§ Mr. George Robertson
asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he is yet able to say when contracts will be allocated for work on the Sea Wolf missile; and what proportion of them will be by competitive tender;
(2) when tenders were issued relating to Sea Wolf missile contracts; and what is the closing date for bids.
§ Mr. Lee
It is assumed that the hon. Member is referring to the conventional launch Sea Wolf missile. The650W most recent production order was placed with British Aerospace plc in March 1984. It was not subject to competitive tender. No decision has yet been taken on the purchase of additional missiles.