HC Deb 18 March 1957 vol 567 cc1-2W
26. Mr. G. Brown

asked the Minister of Supply when the Scimitar and the Sea Vixen aircraft will become available for squadron service in the Royal Navy; and how many are on order.

Mr. Aubrey Jones

Deliveries of the Scimitar to the Royal Navy will start this year. The Sea Vixen will be later. It would not be in the public interest to disclose the size of the orders for these aircraft or to state more precisely when the aircraft are expected to come into squadron service.