HC Deb 25 February 1972 vol 831 cc396-7W
Mr. Luce

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is his estimate of the additional costs of the RB211 programme caused by Rolls-Royce (1971) Limited having to renegotiate all subcontracts with the sub-contractors.

Mr. Corfield

Some £30 million is likely to be added to the cost of producing the 555 RB211 engines for which the Government have a funding commitment. Renegotiation of sub-contracts was taken into account in the cost estimates for completing the programme which are contained in the Rolls-Royce White Paper.