HC Deb 17 February 1972 vol 831 c137W
12. Mr. Warren

asked the Minister of State for Defence what is the anticipated date of completion of the Royal Navy's evaluation of the Harrier aircraft.

Mr. Ian Gilmour

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Haltemprice (Mr. Wall) earlier today.

29. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Minister of State for Defence what representations he has received from the United States Government on the negotiation of a licence agreement between Hawker Siddeley and McDonnell Douglas, for the manufacture of 54 Harrier aircraft in the United States of America, above the 60 Harrier aircraft, manufactured in Great Britain, ordered by the United States Government; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ian Gilmour

Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd. has already negotiated a licence with the McDonnell Douglas Corporation for the manufacture of Harriers in the United States of America. Where remaining aircraft are to be built is a matter for the United States Government. We have not received any representations on this subject.