§ Mr. O'Neill
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what recent orders have been placed with Royal Ordnance plc.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
It is not the practice of the Ministry to reveal details of contracts placed with individual contractors as the information is commercial in confidence. However, the overall value of direct HQ contracts placed with RO plc in the year ended 31 March 1987 was £163 million.