HC Deb 14 July 1958 vol 591 c796
2. Mr. Bellenger

asked the Minister of Supply what progress has been made with delivery of Britannia aircraft for military purposes.

Mr. Aubrey Jones

The estimate given to the House on 10th March by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Air remains unchanged. It is hoped to put the aircraft into service around the end of this financial year, and to continue deliveries thereafter at the rate of one a month.

Mr. Bellenger

Can the right hon. Gentleman say by what date he anticipates that this delivery will be complete?

Mr. Jones

Doing a very quick bit of mental arithmetic, I should have thought that delivery would be complete some eighteen months from the end of this financial year.