HC Deb 05 May 1958 vol 587 cc821-2
4. Sir A. V. Harvey

asked the Minister of Supply to what extent he intends including the weapon system in the order for additional P.1 fighter aircraft now being constructed.

Mr. Aubrey Jones

It is the intention that orders for the associated weapons will be so placed as to match deliveries of the aircraft.

Sir A. V. Harvey

Is my right hon. Friend aware that this answer will be well received by all concerned? Will he tell the House when he expects this contract to be finalised so that the firm can get on with the job?

Mr. Jones

I can only say, as in my original answer, that it will be at a time such as will ensure matching the deliveries of the weapons with the deliveries of the aircraft.