§ Mr. O'Neill
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will specify the division or divisions in his Department which is or are in charge of the Spearfish torpedo weapon system programme; and whether a single system contractor has been selected for this project.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
Within my Department the director general underwater weapons (naval) is in charge of the Spearfish torpedo weapon system programme. We do not expect to make a decision about appointing a single 587W system contractor until the existing Spearfish torpedo development and initial production contract has been completed.