DEFENCE (FRONT BENCH) – TYPHOON – 30 October 2006

Dr Julian Lewis: May I say, in the nicest possible way, that the Minister [Adam Ingram] did his reputation for straight speaking less than his usual justice in the answer that he just gave to the hon. Member for Chorley (Lindsay Hoyle)? Let me give the Minister a second chance. Will he guarantee that however many of the Typhoons eventually come to the United Kingdom, none of them will be used from the two aircraft carriers that one assumes he and the Government will eventually get round to ordering?