§ Mr. Rogers
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the present status of the EH101 helicopter programme; and who is now personally supervising the contract.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
The RN anti-submarine warfare variant of the EH101 helicopter is in the sixth year of full development, whilst the RAF utility variant is in the project definition phase. Following normal practice the programmes are managed by a project director with the Ministry's Procurement Executive.