HC Deb 21 July 1958 vol 592 c7W
55. Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Supply to what extent it is now his Department's policy to purchase United States transport aircraft to supplement our defence requirements.

Mr. Aubrey Jones

It remains my Department's policy in all normal circumstances to rely on the British aircraft industry for meeting transport requirements for British defence purposes. Where, however, requirements cannot be met economically or in time from our own resources, we consider of course what our Allies have to offer.