§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of the Multi-role Armoured Vehicle; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Spellar
The precise number of vehicles required has yet to be defined, but on current planning the estimated total procurement cost to the UK will be over £1 billion. That includes the cost of procuring the vehicles and supporting them for the first two years of their service life.