§ 67. Mr. Brooks
asked the Minister of Technology what is the total research and development contribution to be made by each of the participating countries to the European multi-rôle combat aircraft; on what criteria this allocation has been made; and what arrangements are proposed for recouping part of this expenditure by a levy on sales to other countries.
Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu: As I said on 16th April, it is not customary to give estimates of this nature. The participating countries will, however, contribute to the programme as a whole in proportion to their aircraft requirements. Suitable arrangements will be made for recovering part of the expenditure on development by a levy on sales to other countries, but at this stage of the project these have not yet been worked out in detail.—[Vol 781, c. 1133.]