HC Deb 27 November 2003 vol 415 c356W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the tanker programme.[142720]

Mr. Ingram

We are currently considering proposals from two consortia that are bidding for the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft programme. We plan to make a decision on this complex and important PFI competition as soon as possible in the new year.