§ Mr. Gourlay
asked the Minister of Aviation what arrangements he has made with the French authorities in the allocation of work in building the Concord aircraft to ensure that British firms are given an opportunity of providing a portion of the aircraft's electronic equipment.
§ Mr. Amery
Important sub-contracts for electronic and other equipment for the Concord require the prior approval of both the French and the British authorities. The purpose of this procedure is to permit the choice of the best equipment whilst taking proper account of the interests of the industries concerned.