§ 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.