§ Mr. Bishop
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the total number of orders placed for Concorde; how many options remain to be taken up; and what countries are included in orders and options.
§ Mr. Onslow
BOAC has ordered five aircraft and Air France four. In addition, the Chinese National Airline has signed preliminary purchase orders for three aircraft and Iranair has signed a letter of intent to purchase two aircraft, with an option on a third. There are 54 other options remaining to be taken up, and the countries concerned are Australia, Belgium, India, Japan, Lebanon, United States and West Germany.