HC Deb 20 May 1996 vol 278 c55W
Ms Coffey

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what monitoring is undertaken of post-programme completions to ensure that non-United Kingdom contractors have achieved the offset work promised. [29859]

Mr. Arbuthnot

Companies with offset obligations are required to submit reports to my Department every six months, detailing relevant contracts awarded to UK defence industry during the reporting period. A full audit of these reports is conducted in order to establish the validity of the claims, and to ensure that the companies are complying with the terms and conditions of their offset commitment.