HC Deb 16 April 2002 vol 383 c824W
Mr. Gray

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for North Essex, of 25 March 2002,Official Report, column 562W, if he will list the 19 industry respondees to the DERA PPP consultation process; how many of them were supportive of the PPP and how many opposed; and how many of them were proposing an alternative structure to the PPP. [49997]

Dr. Moonie

The consultation document published in spring 2000 resulted from wide ranging discussions with stakeholders and an initial public consultation exercise. As identified in the previous answer referred to by the hon. Member, 19 industry responses were received from the following companies, trade associations and professional bodies:

  • GKN
  • WS Atkins
  • BAE Systems
  • Thesauras
  • Rolls Royce
  • HVR Consulting Services
  • Alvis
  • Raytheon
  • Society of British Aerospace Companies
  • UK Industrial Space Committee
  • Federation of the Electronics Industry
  • Defence Issues Working Group
  • Defence Manufacturers Association
  • Association of Independent Research and Technology Organisations
  • British Naval Equipment Association
  • CSSA Defence Group
  • Foresight Defence
  • Aerospace and Systems Panel
  • CBI (two responses).

It is not appropriate to publish details of the individual responses, as they were not provided on the basis that they would be placed in the public domain. The main points have been summarised and are generally supportive, although most requested further information on the process. Consequently the Ministry of Defence has had continuous discussions with industry throughout implementation, including regular meetings with the National Defence Industries Council.

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