§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to give a substantive reply to the question from the hon. Member for Pendle on BMARC. 
§ Mr. Soames
The investigation initiated by the deputy chief constable referred to in my answer to the hon. Member for South Shields (Dr. Clark),Official Report, column 31, has not yet been completed. I shall write to the hon. Member when the outcome is known.