HL Deb 08 February 1995 vol 561 c12WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Which firm manufactures the Tomahawk missiles they are intending to purchase; and how many former civil servants from the Ministry of Defence or retired Service officers are currently, or have recently been, employed by that firm and in what capacities.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Henley)

We are examining the possibility of procuring the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile system, and expect to make a decision on whether or not to do so later this year. The missile is manufactured by both McDonnell Douglas and Hughes Missile Systems Company. Although applications have been received from a small number of former Ministry of Defence personnel to join these companies, amongst others, we maintain no record of whether any individual has joined either company.