§ Mr. Churchill
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for equipping the RAF Hawk aircraft with heat-seeking missiles, so as to increase the number of aircraft available for the air-defence of the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Wellbeloved
A number of options for a war role for the Hawk aircraft are under consideration. Design proposals have now been received and are being studied, and it is hoped to make a decision later this year.