§ 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.