§ Sir H. Legge-Bourke
asked the Minister of Aviation what changes have been made in contract procedures for the Concord project since the publication of the report of the Public Accounts Committee.
§ Mr. Mulley
A new contract has been placed with British Aircraft Corporation which covers the development and manufacture of the prototype aircraft in conjunction with Sud Aviation. Negotiations are nearly completed for the placing of a new contract with Bristol Siddeley Engines, Ltd., for the related engine development and manufacture in conjunction with Societe Nationale d'Etudes et de Construction de Moteurs d'Aviation. The requirements for this stage of the project are regarded as firm.
Discussions have begun on the possibility of introducing incentive arrangements progressively into the contracts.