§ 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 397W 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:
£m. 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.