§ Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Air what was the cost of the Vulcan Mk. II jet bomber of 617 Squadron which carried the Blue Steel supersonic flying bomb at a demonstration flight on 14th February; what was the cost of the missiles it carried; what it cost to train the various members of the bomber's crew; and what is their weekly pay.
§ Mr. H. Fraser
A Vulcan Mk. II bomber costs about £1 million. It would not be in the public interest to quote the cost of the Blue Steel missile. Specialist training for a Vulcan bomber crew of 5 costs about £190,000 and their weekly pay would total about £140, excluding allowances and other benefits.