§ Mr. David Nicholson
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the causes and consequences of the shortage of spare parts(a) for Tornado fighter aircraft and (b) other RAF aircraft. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for South Shields (Dr. Clark) on 4 December 1995,Official Report, column 4.