HC Deb 23 July 1999 vol 335 c698W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what factors he will take into account in his decision on the procurement of a future large aircraft capability; and if he will make a statement. [92083]

Mr. George Robertson

As with all defence procurement projects, we will be taking a range of factors into account when making a decision on our future strategic airlift capability. These include performance, long-term cost effectiveness and industrial implications.