§ Mr. Chichester-Clark
asked the Minister of State for Defence how many foreign aircraft have been purchased by the Royal Air Force in each of the last six years.
§ Mr. Lambton
The numbers of military aircraft purchased from abroad, delivered in the last six years, are as follows: 1965, 16; 1966, 2; 1967, 51; 1968, 80; 1969, 105; 1970, 4. These figures include aircraft purchased for the Royal Navy and Army Air Corps, as well as for the Royal Air Force.