§ Mr. Pattie
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will list the amounts spent by Her Majesty's Government on purchases from the British aerospace industry of (a) military aircraft, (b) civil 463W aircraft and (c) guided weapons and space equipment since 1945 at current prices.
§ Mr. Les Huckfield
The best available estimates of amounts spent in the aircraft industry (MLH 383) since 1945 are:
million On Government purchases of military aircraft £6,900 On Government purchases of civil aircraft £20 On Government purchases of guided weapons and space equipment £800
These figures are at prices current at the time of purchase. They exclude financial assistance to the research, development and production of civil aircraft, including Concorde, because such assistance was not associated with Government purchases.