HC Deb 05 May 1965 vol 711 c164W
12. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Aviation what steps he is taking to ensure that the cancellation of the TSR2 does not prejudice the placing of further orders for the VC10 and the BAC111 or the cancellation of existing orders for these aircraft.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

As I said during the debate on 13th April, cancellation of the TSR2 will not damage the price competitiveness of the VCIO and the BAC111. There is no reason why orders for these aircraft should be affected.

Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Minister of Aviation what representation he has received from the British Aircraft Corporation on the necessity for a subsidy to finance the production of the BAC111 and the VC10, following the projected cancellation of the TSR2.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

I am in close touch with the British Aircraft Corporation about the consequences of the cancellation of the TSR2. As the House knows, the Government contributed £20 million to the launching of the BAC111 and the VC10 and is sharing in the proceeds of sales from these aircraft.