§ Norman Lamb
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence why new shoulder weapons pylons were not procured for the upgrade of Tornado GR1 aircraft to GR4 standard; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Ingram
The shoulder weapon pylons on the Tornado GR1 were upgraded to Tornado GR4 standard as part of the Tornado GR1 mid-life upgrade programme. There was therefore no requirement to procure new shoulder weapon pylons.