HC Deb 05 July 1971 vol 820 c248W
82. Mr. Wilkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he is yet in a position to make a statement on funding the development of a British or collaborative vertical take-off and landing civil airliner.

Mr. Corfield

The Department has had extensive discussions with all the bodies concerned with V/STOL, and background studies are continuing. I will shortly be discussing with the manufacturers their STOL and RTOL proposals, and I think it would be best to complete these discussions before making a further statement.