§ 53. Wing Commander Bullus
asked the Minister of Supply if he will now make a statement as to proposed Government support for the replacement of the Dakota aircraft.
§ Mr. Aubrey Jones
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the statement which I made on 11th June in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Yeovil (Mr. Peyton).
§ Wing Commander Bullus
I read that original reply, but does not this support announced by the Minister for two aircraft of a similar type, one in the air and one on the drawing board, indicate that he has now abandoned his policy for the rationalisation of the industry
§ Mr. Beswick
How much is this State assistance for the industry, which is what it amounts to, to cost? Secondly, as regards the Herald aircraft, what are the considerations justifying assistance now which were not equally valid two, three, or five or six years ago?