HC Deb 24 November 1958 vol 596 c11
22. Mr. de Freitas

asked the Minister of Supply what surface-to-surface missiles are being developed for the Royal Air Force; and which of them use solid fuel.

Mr. Aubrey Jones

No solid fuel surface-to-surface weapon is being developed for the Royal Air Force.

Mr. de Freitas

Does this mean that it is the intention to rely entirely on American solid fuel missiles?

Mr. Jones

No, Sir. Research is being undertaken, as I have told the hon. Member before, into propulsion by means of solid fuels, but as yet no ground-to-ground weapon incorporating solid fuel techniques has been decided upon.