HC Deb 25 June 1986 vol 100 c170W
Mr. Soames

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list all the equipment programmes in which he is experiencing management or contractual difficulties; and if he will specify what precise steps he is taking to overcome them.

Mr. Lee

[pursuant to his reply, 23 June 1986, c. 27]: The cost of the MOD equipment programme is currently running at some £8.5 billion a year, and we have extant at any one time some 100,000 contracts. Clearly, in a programme of this size, it would not be possible to answer the question without totally disproportionate effort.