§ 81. Mr. Goodhew
asked the Minister of Aviation how the official figure of £750 million as the escalated cost of 140 TSR2 aircraft was arrived at; and what is the comparable escalated cost of 140 T.F.X. Mark II aircraft offered to the Royal Air Force in their place.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
As soon as the Government's current review of the aircraft programme is completed, we shall announce our decisions and give the House the financial and other reasons for them, so far as can be done within the normal security rules. Meanwhile, I cannot comment on the figure which the hon. Member has quoted.