HC Deb 25 October 1967 vol 751 cc509-10W
Mr. Dobson

asked the Minister of Technology what difficulties there have been in the United Kingdom Phantom programme; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Benn

As might have been expected in a development programme with a tight time-scale, problems have arisen in associating a British engine and navigation/attack equipment with a U.S.

exchange equipment, cables and other plant have to be provided as part of a carefully phased programme catering not only for these applicants but demand for telephone service in the future. It is, therefore, not possible to give a realistic figure for the cost of connecting waiting applicants alone.

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