HC Deb 31 July 1963 vol 682 cc97-8W
Mr. Harold Davies

asked the Minister of Defence if the Navy's low level long-range bomber which was in production in 1960 is now ready for use; and to what extent it has been superseded by more up-to-date armaments.

Mr. Thorneycroft

Two squadrons of Buccaneer aircraft are already in service and a third is being formed. The aircraft has certainly not been superseded but, as is usual, a second Mark is now on order with greater range and other improvements.