HC Deb 27 July 1988 vol 138 c349W
Mr. Stern

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he next expects the detailed procurement aspects of the latest Saudi Arabian orders to be available.

Mr. Sainsbury

Precise requirements have still to be specified by the customer and discussed and agreed in detail. Some discussions are starting now but it is not yet possible to determine how long this process will take. In any event the wishes of the customer, in regard to commercial confidentiality, will need to be respected.