HC Deb 07 December 1995 vol 268 c345W
Dr. David Clark

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the contracts that his Department has with(a) Junghans, (b) Borletti and (c) Raufoss over the last five years; and if these companies are permitted to bid for current procurement contracts. [3865]

Mr. Arbuthnot

[holding answer 5 December 1995]: As my predecessor stated on 23 November 1993, Official Report, column 309, and as has been confirmed on several occasions since, my Department will not be placing any new contracts with the firms concerned until all the facts relating to the Foxley case have been fully investigated. Details of contracts placed with Raufoss and Junghans in the last five years are given below. All these contracts have been completed. No contracts have been placed with Borletti in the last five years, but one contract has been placed with the division of Fiat which acquired Borletti's interests. This contract is due to complete in 1996.

Company Store Date Value(£000s)
Raufoss 27mm Ammo 7 January 1991 233
25mm Ammo 25 February 1991 24
12.7mm Ammo 29 October 1991 5
20mm Ammo 16 July 1992 11
Rocket Warheads 2 September 1993 1,200
Ammo Testing 5 October 1992 8
Rocket Warheads 11 September 1992 342
Study into Non-ricochet Ammo 27 October 1993 155
Junghans Fuze L127A3 2 October 1992 589
Fiat (Borletti Division) Fuze L85A2 20 March 1991 2,088