Kevan Jones – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Defence

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Kevan Jones on 2015-10-21.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much UK-produced steel has been used in the manufacturing of the MARS tankers being procured by his Department.

Mr Philip Dunne

Under European and UK procurement regulations, the Ministry of Defence could not contractually mandate the use of particular suppliers.

Decisions on the source of steel are a matter for the contractors who take into account the cost, timeliness of availability and the quality of the steel used in defence contracts . These considerations allow defence contractors to deliver value for money for the taxpayer.

I will write with more details and place a copy in the Library of the House.