§ Mr. Coaker
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what discussions he plans to have with British Aerospace about its plans for its defence manufacturing capability, with particular reference to the consolidated site option for the Royal Ordnance Factory, Nottingham; 
- (2) what recent representations he has received with respect to job losses at British Aerospace; 
- (3) what assessment he has made of the impact of the recent announcement of job losses by British Aerospace on manufacturing capability in the defence industry; 
- (4) what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent announcement of job losses by British Aerospace on the Royal Ordnance Factory in Nottingham; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Dr. Moonie
[holding answer 23 June 2000]The future of the Royal Ordnance site at Nottingham is ultimately a matter for BAe Systems. However the decision on its future has still not been finalised and will not be so until the end of June following discussions between the Trade Unions and BAe Systems.