HC Deb 22 May 1969 vol 784 cc142-3W
Mr. Chapman

asked the Minister of Technology on what dates, and with what results, he made proposals to the French and German Governments for assessment of the BAC 311 Airbus as a possible joint alternative to the A300B.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

The Department proposed a joint assessment of the BAC3-11 and the A300B when the tripartite Airbus Directing Committee met on the 10th December, 1968. This proposal was again put forward in a letter dated 8th January, and details of the BAC 3-11 were given to French and German officials. The French and the Federal German Governments declined to participate.