§ Mr. Key
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 8 November 1999,Official Report, column 681, on heavy lift aircraft, if he has re-opened the competition for interim strategic lift capability which was terminated by the Minister for Defence Procurement on 4 August. 
§ Mr. Kilfoyle
I will write to the hon. Member and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Library of the House.