HC Deb 02 March 1960 vol 618 c1210
34. Sir A. V. Harvey

asked the Secretary of State for Air when he expects the deliveries of the Vulcan Mark II and Victor Mark II to be completed.

The Secretary of State for Air (Mr. George Ward)

I cannot at present add to the information on Vulcan II and Victor II deliveries contained in my Estimates Memorandum.

Sir A. V. Harvey

In view of the importance of these aircraft in the structure of the Royal Air Force, what steps is my right hon. Friend taking to speed up their delivery?

Mr. Ward

That is very largely a matter for my right hon. Friend the Minister of Aviation, with whom I am in close touch.

Mr. de Freitas

Will the right hon. Gentleman, when he speaks tomorrow in the Air Estimates debate, try to say something on this point, which is very important?

Mr. Ward

I shall certainly deal with the V-bombers.