HC Deb 04 December 1979 vol 975 c146W
Mr. Robert Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the percentage of total manufacturing cost of the A310 airbus awarded to British manufacturers, excluding the contributions of Rolls-Royce and British Aerospace.

Mr. Michael Marshall

Although definitive figures are not available in the form requested, estimates provided by the industry suggest that the proportion of equipment on the A310–excluding buyer-furnished equipment—supplied by the United Kingdom will be about 8½ to 9 per cent. by value. This information updates that given in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Woking (Mr. Onslow) on 26th October 1979.