HC Deb 01 November 1990 vol 178 c766W
Mr. Robert B. Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether it remains his intention to make a decision on the tank to replace the Chieftain tank by the end of this year.

Mr. Tom King

I had hoped to announce a decision on equipment for our future main battle tank fleet by the end of this year. It is now clear that, owing to the uncertainties created by recent events, I will be unable to do so. I expect to be able to announce a decision in the early spring of 1991.