HC Deb 17 March 1965 vol 708 c1256
15. Mr. Marten

asked the Minister of Aviation what estimate he has made of the effect the cancellation of the HS681 and P1154 will have on the future of the Trident and the HS125 due to increased overheads.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

I know of no intention on the part of Hawker Siddeley Aviation to adjust the overheads applicable to the Trident and HS125 following abandonment of the HS681 and P1154 projects.

Mr. Marten

If the overheads should rise on these two aircraft—the Trident and the HS125—will they be taken into account when assessing compensation?

Mr. Jenkins

Yes. It must be borne in mind that Hawker Siddeley is also to be given orders for the P1127 and the Comet marine reconnaissance aircraft. This, to a large extent, from the production point of view, constitutes a counterbalancing factor.