Defence: Procurement

Defence written question – answered on 26th February 2009.

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Photo of Liam Fox Liam Fox Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the forecast cost of the A400M programme was from the (a) direct resource departmental expenditure limit (DEL), (b) indirect resource DEL and (c) capital DEL at 31 March (i) 2001, (ii) 2002, (iii) 2003, (iv) 2004, (v) 2005, (vi) 2006, (vii) 2007 and (viii) 2008.

Photo of Quentin Davies Quentin Davies Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Defence Equipment and Support)

The information the hon. Member requested is shown in the following table, which includes the cost of the assessment, demonstration and manufacture costs.

£ million
As at 31 March: Direct resource RDEL Indirect resource DEL Capital DEL Total
2001 1 158 2,474 2,633
2002 34 145 2,177 2,356
2003 28 296 2,160 2,484
2004 16 187 2,416 2,619
2005 16 180 2,448 2,644
2006 23 181 2,412 2,616
2007 24 171 2,434 2,629
2008 34 171 2,427 2,632

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