§ The Earl of KIMBERLEY
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether there is any truth in the rumour that as part of British Aerospace's deal with Airbus Industrie the development of the JET has been vetoed by the French; if not, when work will commence.
§ Lord LEONARD
The development of the JET aircraft has not been vetoed by the French or any other partner. Airbus Industrie has yet to decide which future programmes it will adopt in the area mentioned by the noble Earl; and British Aerospace, as a full partner in Airbus Industrie, will participate fully in these decisions and programmes.