Mr. Speaker, the 35 year old Sea King helicopters continue to be plagued with problems causing legitimate concern for the safety of those who fly in them.
I now have parents of a pilot writing to me expressing concern for their son who flies these aircraft.
The minister indicated yesterday that he would bring in a strategy to replace the Sea Kings very shortly. Defence procurement is a very large, complex business with many steps involved.
Will the minister advise the House as to what precise stage in the procurement process is the maritime helicopter project at present?