HC Deb 07 November 1967 vol 753 c78W
Mr. Brooks

asked the Minister of Technology what is the latest estimate of the total costs of producing the European airbus under existing arrangements; and what is the comparative cost of producing an identical aircraft on a purely British basis.

Mr. Stonehouse

An authoritative estimate of production cost has not yet been established. This is one of the tasks for the first phase of the project which has now been started. No estimate has been made of the costs of producing an identical wholly British aircraft.