§ 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.