§ Mr. Bessell
asked the Minister of Aviation what reply British European Airways have made to his request for a report on the recent delays and cancellations caused by technical failures in British European Airways' Vanguard aircraft; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mulley
I explained the position fully in my reply to the hon. Members for Antrim, North (Mr. Henry Clark) and Sudbury and Woodbridge (Mr. Stainton) on 6th July. The technical difficulties with Vanguard aircraft are being overcome, but are not yet at an end. Meanwhile, the Corporation and I naturally regret the inconvenience they are causing.