§ 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.