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Defence Procurement

Defence written question – answered on 15th October 2012.

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Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth Labour, Coventry North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any of his Department's procurement programmes have been delayed since publication of the Strategic Defence and Security Review; and what implications any such delay will have on the total projected costs of each programme.

Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond The Secretary of State for Defence

holding answer 19 June 2012

In-Service Dates for new equipment are formally set at the Main Gate investment approval point.

Since the publication of the Strategic Defence and Security Review in October 2010, two new equipment procurement projects, which had previously passed their Main Gate approvals, have been delayed.

Because the cost implications of delay to programmes is a matter of negotiation with contractors, disclosure of further information at this stage would prejudice the Department's commercial interests.

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