HC Deb 18 July 1972 vol 841 cc83-4W
Mr. Edward Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) to what extent the production of the components of the Concorde aircraft in Great Britain in imperial units of measurement while the components produced in France have been in metric units of measurement has added to the costs of the project;

(2) what difficulties have arisen in the Concorde project as a direct consequence of the components being designed and manufactured in both imperial and metric units of measurement; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Onslow

It is not possible to identify specific difficulties or costs which may be directly attributable to the use of different units of measurement.