§ 14. Mrs. Gilroy
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the progress of the Smart procurement initiative. 
§ Mr. Hoon
Smart Procurement is at the heart of our effort to reform radically the way we acquire equipment capability. The programme to roll out Integrated Project Teams is on track with 33 now fully operational. 39 further teams formed up in September and 141 will be fully operational by April 2000.