§ Mr. Kilfoyle
[holding answer 20 December 1999]: This is a matter for the Chief Executive of the Defence Procurement Agency. I have asked the Chief Executive to write to my hon. Friend.
Letter from Sir Robert Walmsley to Mr. Lindsay Hoyle, dated 10 January 2000:I am replying to your question to the Secretary of State for Defence in which you asked what length of runway is required for the Antonov AN 124–100 when fully loaded. This matter falls to me for answer within my area of responsibility as Chief of Defence Procurement and Chief Executive of the Defence Procurement Agency.According to Antonov promotional literature, when fully loaded the An124–100 requires a runway length of 3,000 metres.