Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:22 pm on 23rd May 1995.

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Photo of Mr Phil Gallie Mr Phil Gallie , Ayr 4:22 pm, 23rd May 1995

My right hon. Friend put great store on the Ministry of Defence's comments about competitiveness and on the three undertakings given by Lord Weinstock if GEC were to take over. How one can split the bids of Yarrow and VSEL to ensure that there is competition when they belong to the same company? When there are bids for subcontractors to supply those contracts, how will the interests of one company be sustained?