§ Mr. Nellist
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will list in theOfficial Report the value of payments made in respect of headquarter contracts to Rolls-Royce 31W Ltd. and Rolls-Royce plc by his Department for goods and services destined for the British armed services in each of the six years to 31 March;
(2) if he will list in the Official Report the precise amounts paid in respect of headquarter contracts to each of the following contractors by his Department for goods and services destined for the British armed services in each of the three years to 31 March 1988: (a) the General Electric Co. plc, (b) British Telecommunications plc, (c) Lucas Industries plc, (d) BTR plc, (e) Austin Rover Group Ltd, (f) Dunlop Holdings plc, (g) United Scientific Holdings plc, (h) Courtaulds plc, (i) Massey-Ferguson Holdings Ltd, and (j) Commercial Shearing Inc.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
[holding answer 17 May 1989]: Detailed investigation has established that a substantive answer to these questions could be provided only at disproportionate cost.