HC Deb 14 February 1978 vol 944 cc204-5W
Mr. Churchill

asked the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his reply of 7th February, what consideration was given to the purchasing of second-hand CH-47 Chinook helicopters so as to avoid a three-year delay in the deployment of a medium-lift helicopter to the British Army of the Rhine.

Dr. Gilbert

Inquiries were made, but suitable second-hand aircraft were not available.