§ Mr. Stratton Mills
asked the Minister of Aviation what progress has been made in the discussions with the Federal Republic of Germany about a joint experimental project in the field of multi-jet vertical take-off for transport aircraft; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Amery
An agreement was signed between the Federal German Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Aviation on 13th April for a joint feasibility study to be made by Dornier and Hawker Siddeley of the technical and financial implications of a research project on the application of vertical take-off and landing to transport aircraft. The study is now proceeding.