HC Deb 29 October 1956 vol 558 c85W
3. Mr. J. Harvey

asked the Minister of Supply what public money has been spent on the new Hawker super-jet fighter on which work has recently been stopped.

Mr. Maudling

Reports in the Press that work has recently been stopped on a Hawker fighter are incorrect. Hawkers have been developing a fighter aircraft of advanced design as a private venture, and I understand that work on this project is continuing. No public money has been spent on it.