HC Deb 21 March 1978 vol 946 c540W
29. Mr. Whitehead

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the present state of development of the Tornado air craft; and if it is on production schedule.

Dr. Gilbert

Development progress continues to be satisfactory; all nine prototype and three pre-production aircraft have now flown. I am satisfied that the Tornado will meet the required in-service dates of the Royal Air Force.