§ Mr. David Porter
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on his assessment of the air-sea combat manoeuvring system, in respect of its likely effects on North sea gas and oil installations.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
Further to my answer at column622, on 31 March, British Aerospace's unsolicited proposals to construct an air combat manoeuvring installation in the North sea continue to be studied by this Department, taking account of all relevant factors. I have nothing further to add at this stage.