§ 46. Mr. Hugh Fraser
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether in view of Great Britain's international obligations, he will offer to replace the Valiant aircraft assigned to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in a tactical 153W bombing rôle with those Mark I Vulcan aircraft which have become or are becoming surplus to the all-Mark II strategic V-bomber force of the Royal Air Force.
§ Mr. Healey
This possibility is under urgent examination. I cannot go further until I have studied what it would involve in financial and other consequences.