HC Deb 25 November 1999 vol 339 cc172-3W
Mr. Swayne

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the Boeing C-17 airlifter as a potential solution to the heavy lift requirement of the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.[98726]

Mr. Kilfoyle

The Boeing C-17 is one of several options being considered to meet the RAF's requirement for heavy lift for both the short and long-term needs. We have yet to complete our assessment and I would not wish to anticipate the outcome.

I hope to be able to make an announcement in the new year.

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