§ Mr. Cohen
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many S10 respirator facepieces have been purchased by his Department in the three years to the end of the financial year 1989–90; how many are to be purchased over the next three financial years; and what is his Department's total requirement of these items.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
I regret that, in the interests of national security, the Department's total requirement for this item cannot be revealed. I can confirm that the current requirement is under contract and the bulk of it should be delivered by the end of the financial year 1989–90. Future requirements remain subject to review.