HC Deb 25 February 1966 vol 725 c155W
Sir C. Osborne

asked the Secretary of State for Defence, in view of the fact that in 1964 United States sales to Great Britain exceeded her purchases from Great Britain by £261 million, if he will seek to obtain from the United States Government an assurance that their purchase of naval auxiliary supplies which now amount only to a possible £18 million shall be at least equal to the £100 million to be paid for the F111 aircraft, and that any civilian orders in this shall be free of the normal 30 per cent. import duty imposed on British exports.

Mr. Healey

I already have an assurance that the full cost of the F111A will be offset by British sales overseas.