HC Deb 26 July 1956 vol 557 c68W
Mr. G. Brown

asked the Minister of Supply the total development and other costs borne by his Department in respect of the Viscount, Ambassador, and Britannia aircraft, respectively.

Mr. Maudling

The total costs borne by the Ministry of Supply in respect of the development of the Viscount and Ambassador are £1.8 million and £1.5 million, respectively. Expenditure to date on the development of the Britannia series is £5.8 million. This expenditure is recovered wholly or partly by levies imposed on the sales of production aircraft and spares.