HC Deb 21 October 1971 vol 823 c161W
Mr. Wilkinson

asked the Minister of State for Defence whether, in the light of the recent announcement of measures to accelerate the shipbuilding programme for the Royal Navy and to increase the strength of the Army, he has any proposals in respect of the Royal Air Force programme.

Mr. Ian Gilmour

We have decided, subject to the conclusion of satisfactory contractual arrangements, to order sufficient Buccaneers to enable the Royal Air Force to form an additional squadron.