HC Deb 29 November 1968 vol 774 cc217-8W
Mr. Brooks

asked the Minister of Technology whether the French Government consulted Her Majesty's Government before announcing a cut of £5 million in the planned expenditure for 1969 on Concorde; and what will be the effect of this unilateral economy upon the British Government's expenditure under the terms of the joint sharing agreement.

Mr. Benn

The French Government did not consult Her Majesty's Government before announcing this cut, but our understanding is that it is essentially a rephasing of payments and is not intended to reduce or slow-down programme of work next year.

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