§ 17. Mr. Onslow
asked the President of the Board of Trade what consultations he has had with the Chairman of British European Airways concerning the corporation's future aircraft requirements; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
We are in close touch with B.E.A. but it has not yet made any proposals to us.
§ Mr. Onslow
Although I understand that it is very difficult to get firm dates out of the Board of Trade, can the Minister say what target dates he sees 478 as being necessary for a firm decision on the BAC311?
§ Mr. Rodgers
It is now for B.E.A. to come back to us with firm proposals. The consequences of these for the BAC311 or any other aircraft are a matter which we would have to consider with B.E.A. and with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Technology.