Former MP, Waveney
Why on earth should my hon. Friend think that a statement I made last Sunday had a damaging effect on getting an extension of a few weeks or a couple of months for the assessment? His remarks are not what I would expect from my hon. Friend, and if it is any help to him I can tell him now that GEC offered to pay to the middle of January so that a further assessment could be made.
I declare a fairly large interest in this debate. I make no bones about it. I do not see why hon. Members who have an interest should not declare it or should not take part in the debate. I think that the House gains something when people who have outside interests are able to play a part in debates. There was criticism because, on Tuesday, I asked the Prime Minister a question. I gather...
No one has been told. I should expect that, in a contract of this nature, as with most contracts, when things were going wrong, there would be discussion between the contractor and the customer. Of course, we have to accept the decision. The RAF has always wanted AWACS and I do not see why it should not want AWACS. It has always wanted it and I do not impugn the RAF for that because it flew...
Former MP for Waveney
Entered the House of Commons on 8 October 1959 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 18 May 1987 — General election
Also represented Lowestoft
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