HC Deb 27 April 1998 vol 311 c24W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the date for replacement of the air refuelling tanker fleet. [39771]

Mr. Spellar

Plans to replace the RAF's air refuelling tanker fleet are at an early stage. Current planning assumptions, however, are that we will start to replace the fleet early next century.