§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his Department's latest estimate for the cost of the Boxer communications system; what was the original estimated cost; when the Boxer communications system is expected to be in service; and what was the original in-service date of the project.
§ Mr. Freeman
The latest estimate for the cost of Boxer is £337 million at 1994–95 prices. The original cost was £211.3 million at 1994–95 prices. Boxer is planned to be in service on 30 June 1996. The original in-service date was 31 December 1992.