HC Deb 11 July 1989 vol 156 c502W
Mr. Rogers

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the current rules of NATO international competitive bidding now allow the specification of a single software language.

Mr. Sainsbury

ADA is now NATO's single preferred language standard for real-time defence computer applications. According to the present rules for NATO international competitive bidding, the use of ADA for such applications is strongly recommended although not mandatory.