§ 77. Mr. Corfield
asked the Minister of Technology if he will make a statement on his proposals for the placing of further orders for Olympus engines for the 203W Concorde, with particular regard to the likely effects upon employment at the Bristol division of Rolls-Royce of any delay in placing further orders resulting from the slippage in the Concorde programme.
§ Mr. Benn
The slippage in the development programme has resulted in a consequential delay in the production programme. My officials are currently discussing with the company what the revised production programme should be. The effect on employment will not be clear until this revised programme has been established.