§ Mr. Bayley
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library the specification used under the market-testing initiative in respect of contracts involving RAF 100 Squadron; how many firms bid for these contracts; and which firms were successful. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
The statement of requirement used in respect of the strategic contractorisation of target towing facilities at RAF 100 Squadron is an integral part of the contract which has been placed and is, therefore, considered to be contracts in confidence. As such, it cannot be made available in the Library of the House. Six contractors bid for the contract, which was won by Hunting Aviation.