§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to sign a memorandum of understanding with the USA to combine the TRACER and Future Scout and Cavalry system requirements. 
§ Mr. Spellar
Ministers are currently considering the case for signature early this year of a Memorandum of Understanding covering the combine TRACER/Future Scout and Cavalry System requirement. I will write to the hon. Member when a decision is made.