HC Deb 04 March 1966 vol 725 cc396-7W
Mr. Goodhew

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the total estimated cost to this country, in dollars and sterling, respectively, of the F111A force, the Phantom force for the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force and the Hercules force, over a 10-year-period, including initial purchase price, spares replacements, the United Kingdom contribution to United States research and development costs, running costs and all interest payable as a result of the credit terms arranged for payment.

Mr. Healey

Following are the figures requested:

Aircraft Dollars Sterling Total
F111A 240 40 280
Phantom 310 280 590
C130 110 100 210

The dollar exchange cost of the F111 programme will be fully covered by the offset arrangements outlined in para. 11 of Chapter III of Command 2901.

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