HC Deb 31 March 1994 vol 240 cc977-8W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether an agreement with India for the purchase of the Hawk trainer aircraft has now been finalised; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Aitken

The Indian air force has a requirement for an advanced jet trainer for which the British Aerospace Hawk is one of the competitors. We are not aware that the Indian Government have yet decided which aircraft to purchase to meet the requirement.