Armed Forces: A400M

House of Lords written question – answered on 25th January 2010.

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Photo of Lord Gilbert Lord Gilbert Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had any enquiries from any other members of NATO as to the possibility of buying the A400M aircraft.

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had any enquiries from any other members of the Commonwealth as to the possibility of buying the A400M aircraft.

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had any enquiries from any other members of the European Union as to the possibility of buying the A400M aircraft.

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had any enquiries from any countries who are not members of NATO, the Commonwealth of the European Union as to the possibility of buying the A400M aircraft.

Photo of Lord Drayson Lord Drayson Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Science and Innovation) (also in the Ministry of Defence)

The A400M programme is managed by Airbus Military which also takes the lead for any potential sales beyond existing members of the programme, however, the UK, alongside the other partner nations, would support potential sales. The UK Government have received no approaches concerning the sale of A400M.

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