§ 13. Mr. Peter Bradley
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made in concluding the multi-national agreement on the Multi-Role Armoured Vehicle project; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Kilfoyle
As announced on 5 November, the UK and Germany have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, and have placed a contract with ARTEC GmbH, a consortium including Alvis Vehicles Ltd. from the UK, for the development of a family of armoured utility vehicles, known in the UK as the Multi-Role Armoured Vehicle.