§ 75. Mr. Ward
asked the Secretary of State for Air if he is aware of the intention of the Canadian Government to manufacture an American type of jet-engined fighter; and what steps he has taken, both in the interests of earning dollars and of the standardisation of equipment between the Royal Air Force and the Royal Canadian Air Force, to bring to the attention of the Canadian Government the superiority of British fighter aircraft, or to assist the British manufacturer to compete for Royal Canadian Air Force tenders, either by manufacture in the United Kingdom or under licence in Canada.
§ Mr. de Freitas
I am aware of the intention to manufacture an American type of jet fighter in Canada. Our liaison staff in Ottawa have never failed to bring the superiority of British fighter aircraft to the attention of the Royal Canadian Air Force and every opportunity and encouragement is given to British manufacturers to tender when tenders are asked for. The type of aircraft to be used by the Royal Canadian Air Force is of course a matter for the Canadian Government alone.