§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the financial value for British companies of the joint US-UK surface ship torpedo defence system; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
Up to £60 million of the total project cost of £80 million is expected to be placed with UK industry. A contract for the current phase of demonstration and validation has been awarded to a consortium led by Westinghouse and a number of British firms, including Ultra, BAeSEMA, Ferranti Thomson Sonar Systems and GEC Ferranti Systems, will benefit.