HC Deb 16 November 1966 vol 736 c100W
25. Mr. Goodhew

asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he now expects the first delivery of F111A aircraft to be made to the Royal Air Force; and how many aircraft this will comprise.

Mr. Healey

The first F111 for the R.A.F. is scheduled for delivery at the end of 1968. The remainder of the first order for 10 aircraft are due to be delivered in the immediately following months.

68. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he agreed with the United States Defence Department on the costs of the F111A aircraft; and to what extent this agreement provides for the postponement of the contract during times when the British Government has financial difficulties.

Mr. Healey

February 1966. As regards the second part of the Question, the credit arrangements ensure that the burden on the British economy is kept low in the next few years.