HC Deb 12 May 1965 vol 712 c86W
95. Mr. Goodhew

asked the Minister of Aviation what efforts were made to interest the United States Government in the purchase of TSR2 aircraft for the United States Air Force, before development of that aircraft was cancelled.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

I am satisfied that there was no chance of persuading the U.S. Government to abandon the F.111A project and adopt the TSR2, particularly in view of the cost increases and delays which we were suffering on the TSR2. The time for British salesmanship on TSR2 was before the U.S. Government decided upon the TFX in 1962, at which stage full presentations were made.