HC Deb 16 March 1992 vol 205 cc855-6W
Mr. Amess

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what defence contracts have benefited Basildon in each of the last three years.

Mr. Alan Clark

The number and value of defence contracts placed in the Basildon/Southend-on-Sea area are as follows:

  • 1990–91—311 contracts valued at £34.733 million.
  • 1991–92—280 contracts valued at £18.175 million to end January.

Figures for earlier years could not be provided without disproportionate cost and effort.