§ 39. Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will make a statement on his talks with General 1906 Steinhoff on the subject of possible German purchase of an Anglo-French variable geometry aircraft.
§ The Under-Secretary of State for Defence for the Royal Air Force (Mr. Merlyn Rees)
General Steinhoff visited in this country firms associated with the AFVG and with the Jaguar and took the opportunity to have talks with the Air Staff also.
§ Mr. Dalyell
Does not the proposed sale of the AFVG aircraft to the Western Germans face the Soviet Union with the most provocative challenge the West could, in its folly, devise: a nuclear force which includes, and might be dominated by, Western Germany?