HC Deb 02 March 1999 vol 326 c660W
Mr. Page

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many(a) air launched and (b) cruise missiles have been procured from the USA in the past decade; and what missile purchases other than Rapier the USA has made from the UK in that period. [73559]

Mr. Spellar

[holding answer 26 February 1999] WE have procured 210 Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missiles and 300 Sidewinder missiles from the USA over the past decade. In addition, we are currently procuring 65 TOMAHAWK cruise missiles from the US, the first of which we delivered this month. Information on purchases by the USA from the UK of missiles other than Rapier is still being collected. I shall write to the hon. Member when this information is available and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Library of the House.