HC Deb 12 November 1987 vol 122 c306W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by how much the Foxhunter radar programme has been overspent; and why information about the cost of this programme has been deleted from the major project list in volume 2 of the Defence Estimates.

Mr. Sainsbury

Negotiations are continuing with Marconi Defence Systems towards a firm price for the remaining work necessary to achieve the required radar performance. Information about the cost of the Foxhunter programme was not included in volume 2 of the "Statement on the Defence Estimates" to avoid prejudicing these commercial negotiations. By the same token it would be inappropriate to give details now, while negotiations continue.

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