HC Deb 10 May 1961 vol 640 cc55-6W
Mr. Ronald Bell

asked the Minister of Aviation whether Her Majesty's Government intends to support the development of the B.A.C. 111 aircraft.

Mr. Thorneycroft

Yes. I have indicated to the company that, subject to the negotiation of suitable contract terms, the Government is prepared to contribute towards the launching costs of this promising new type of airliner.