HC Deb 16 November 1987 vol 122 cc457-8W
Mr. O'Neill

'To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) why he has not ratified the memorandum of understanding on the NFR 90 warship;

(2) what assessment he has made of the effects on the British warship electronics industry of the non-ratification of the memorandum of understanding on NFR 90;

(3) whether his Department intends to ratify the memorandum of understanding on NFR 90 at a later stage.

Mr. Sainsbury

The question of British Government participation in the project definition phase of the NFR 90 project is being considered by my right hon. Friend, whose eventual decision will take full account of the implications for British industry together with all other relevant factors, including the need to harmonise the procurement of the vessel with that of her principal anti-air warfare armament.

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