Air Trooping Arrangements

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 30th March 2009.

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Photo of Liam Fox Liam Fox Shadow Secretary of State for Defence 2:30 pm, 30th March 2009

Is not the prevarication that we have seen exactly what we are now seeing with the A400M military transport fiasco? If that project is cancelled, and we are the last to pull out, we may be at the end of the queue to buy the necessary alternative capabilities—losers yet again. Thomas Enders, the chief executive of Airbus, said:

"It is better to put an end to the horror than have horror without end."

Leaving aside the obvious political parallels with this Government, when will Ministers make a decision?

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