HC Deb 10 March 1966 vol 725 cc628-9W
Sir A. V. Harvey

asked the Minister of Aviation what cancellations of aircraft contracts have taken place and what orders have been placed since 1st November, 1964.

Mr. Mulley

The major cancellations of aircraft contracts since 1st November, 1964, have been in respect of the TSR2, the P1154 and the HS681. There have also been some reductions in the total number of Lightning aircraft on order. These cancellations have, of course, required the cancellation of certain other contracts in respect of engines and equipment for these types of aircraft.

As to orders for military aircraft placed since that date, I have nothing to add to the Answer given to the hon. Member for Woking on 1st February and to the information in the Defence Review.

In the same period the formal contract was placed for three additonal VC10 aircraft for the R.A.F. Orders were also placed for five civil type aircraft.