HC Deb 15 February 1965 vol 706 c153W
51. Mr. Snow

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether officials of his Department formed an element of a party which two and a half years ago visited the United States of America to inspect the Hercules aircraft.

Mr. Healey

Yes. Towards the end of 1962 a team including officials from my Department visited the United States of America in the course of a comprehensive joint inquiry into the requirements of the United States and the United Kingdom for tactical transport aircraft. During the visit to America the team took the opportunity of looking at the Hercules aircraft.