HC Deb 25 June 1969 vol 785 c275W
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.]