HC Deb 15 February 1965 vol 706 c156W
58. Lord Balniel

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many Comet aircraft he is ordering as a replacement of the maritime reconnaissance Shackleton.

Mr. Healey

It is not the normal practice to disclose the number of aircraft destined for the Royal Air Force operational commands but, as I have said in a recent letter to the hon. Member, the order will be a substantial one as we plan to replace the complete Shackleton II fleet.