§ Mr. Terry Walker
asked the Secretary of State for Industry when the Rolls-Royce RB 401 engine will be ready to go into service; how much money Her 24W Majesty's Government have put into this project so far; and how much more money is needed.
§ Mr. Les Huckfield
Although Rolls-Royce (1971) Ltd has not taken final decisions on launch of the RB401, its current development programme is aimed at bringing the engine into service early in 1980. No direct project funding for this engine has been provided by the Government, nor has any been requested.