HC Deb 30 October 1990 vol 178 cc507-8W
Mr. O'Neill

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which equipment procurement programmes, whose total value is expected to be greater than £10 million, have been either delayed, cancelled, or reduced in size since 1 June.

Mr. Alan Clark

In addition to the programmes detailed in my answers of 17 and 23 October,Official Report, column 853 and column 94, I have, since 1 June, decided not to complete the Challenger towed unmanned submersible programme to formal Royal Navy acceptance standards in the light of the decision to dispose of HMS Challenger; to make delays to the high velocity missile, Phoenix, controlled effect anti-tank mine, and mobile surveillance targeting and acquisition radar programmes; and to cancel the Chieftain TLS replacement and follow-on to Lance programmes.