§ Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what are the financial repercussions to the Concorde project of the option cancellations by PanAm and TWA in terms of forfeited deposits; which options are next to mature; and what is the present state of the Concorde order and option book.
§ Mr. Onslow
Deposits amounting to £389,399 and FF5,449,375 will be repaid 125W as a result of option cancellations by Pan American and TWA. The next option to mature is that of Japan Airlines. The position on Concorde orders and options has not changed since my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Oswestry (Mr. Biffen) on 1st February.—[Vol. 849, c. 468–9.]
§ Mr. Bruce-Gardyne
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the proportion of the total Concorde labour force employed in special development, development, and intermediate areas, and in Scotland, respectively.
§ Mr. Onslow
Approximately 1 per cent. of the total Concorde labour force is employed in special development areas, about 4 per cent. work in intermediate areas, and the remainder in non-assisted areas. About 1 per cent. of the labour force is in Scotland, all of whom are in special development areas.