HC Deb 22 March 1988 vol 130 c116W
Dr. Marek

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what offset benefits have been realised by British industry as a result of the cancellation of the Nimrod programme.

Mr. Sainsbury

As previously stated in reply to the right hon. Member for Llanelli (Mr. Davies) on 1 December 1987 at column568, the Boeing company has submitted its first six-monthly report under the AWACS offset programme. Evaluation of the report, which claims credit for a wide range of contracts placed with United Kingdom companies since November 1986, is still under consideration. It is not therefore possible to state how much credit will be granted on the first report and hence the benefit realised to British industry.