HC Deb 22 March 1988 vol 130 c106W
38. Mr. Allan Roberts

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received concerning the delay in the announcement of the contract to construct 1,500 4-tonne trucks for the Ministry of Defence.

Mr. Sainsbury

We are still considering the services' needs for further 4-tonne vehicles pending the entry into service of the new 4-tonne range in 1990. We have had a number of representations from interested parties expressing a hope for an order to be placed with All Wheel Drive Ltd. who took over the former Bedford factory late last year.