§ 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 143W 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.