§ Mr. Elystan Morgan
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give consideration to moving the test route of Concorde to the east coast of Great Britain.
§ Mr. Onslow
No. As I explained when I wrote to the hon. Gentleman on 17th April, the present route was selected as the one best meeting all the requirements after a very thorough appraisal of all other possibilities.217W
§ Mr. Biffen
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received concerning permission to purchase certain components for Concorde aircraft numbers 17 to 22 pending permission to start full production.
§ Mr. Michael Heseltine
The manufacturers have recently requested authority to start work on certain long-lead time components for aircraft beyond the 16 currently being built. This request is being considered.