§ 32. Mr. Hugh Jenkins
asked the Minister of Technology what is the minimum and what is the maximum number of Concordes he now estimates will be sold; and by how much he estimates that the cost of each aircraft, including research and development costs, will exceed the selling price.
§ Mr. Benn
The Government expect Concorde to sell in substantial numbers, but it would be premature to attempt to forecast a minimum and a maximum. We have no intention of seeing Concorde sold for less than its production cost, and in addition we expect to recoup, from the proceeds of sales, some part of our investment in development.