To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department is making of the location to be chosen for the manufacture of the Army's multi-terrain pattern uniforms.
Mr Philip Dunne
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has a number of contracts to supply Multi-Terrain Pattern clothing for the UK Armed Forces. The MOD is required to comply with all legislation and relevant Government policy. Subject to these conditions the MOD does not restrict the geographical location of manufacture, however, it does expect contractors to carry out regular and appropriate inspections to provide assurance that sub-contractors' facilities and ways of working meet the MOD's contracted terms.