§ Mr. McWilliam
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made as to the necessity of the retention of a comprehensive domestic capability to manufacture ammunition required by British armed forces; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
We keep under review the availability and dependability of our sources of supply for ammunition. This does not necessarily require the maintenance of a comprehensive domestic capability to manufacture every type of ammunition in service.