§ 6. Mr. Onslow
asked the Minister of Technology what studies he has made of the potential market for a 250-seat short-haul civil aircraft.
§ Mr. Onslow
Would the right hon. Gentleman agree that there will also be a substantial and possibly rather earlier market for aircraft of a smaller size, say 180-seaters, which would keep this country in the subsonic aircraft business? It would be a tragedy if his preoccupation with the airbus were to kill the BAC2-11.
§ Sir J. Langford-Holt
Are we not in a danger of getting this wrong? To what 240 extent are the British companies and the Corporations brought into this? Surely they are the people who know what they want in future rather than being told what they ought to want?