HC Deb 22 July 1968 vol 769 c1W
30. Mr. McMaster

asked the Minister of Technology what assistance is being given by his Department to V/STOL aircraft manufacturing projects.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

Manufacture of the Harrier is in progress for the R.A.F.; this will be the world's first operational V/STOL aircraft. The Department is supporting a number of lift engine programmes, and, in consultation with other interested bodies, is carrying out exploratory studies and research into problems of inter-city VTOL aircraft.