§ Mr. Mason
asked the Minister of Supply (1) whether his Department has now fully assessed the military and civilian possibilities of the Swallow aircraft; and if he will make a statement;
(2) to what extent agreement has now been reached to jointly produce the Swallow aircraft with the United States of America; and what preliminary discussions have taken place.
§ Mr. Aubrey Jones
Since I made my statement to the House on 22nd May last detailed discussions have been held with the American authorities and certain proposals are now being considered. The project is still in the research stages and further research work remains to be done before its potentialities can be fully assessed.