HC Deb 29 April 1968 vol 763 cc106-7W
33. Mr. Robert Howarth

asked the Minister of Technology what are the total estimated launching costs of the Rolls Royce RB211 and 207 aero engines; and what proportion is to be borne by the Government.

Mr. Benn

The costs eligible for launching aid are estimated at about £125 million for the two engines. Her Majesty's Government's contribution will be about 70 per cent. of the United Kingdom share of these costs, but is still subject to negotiation.