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AWACS: Procurement

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 18th October 2018.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to Written Statement of 9th October 2018, HCWS974 on Airborne Warning and Control System, whether his Department plans to provide information on the industrial and economic effect of a final procurement decision later in the procurement process.

Photo of Stuart Andrew Stuart Andrew Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

In accordance with our industrial policy, the Ministry of Defence will take into account, where applicable, the industrial and economic benefits when making a final investment decision. The rationale behind any final decision will of course be fully explained at the appropriate point.

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