HC Deb 27 November 1979 vol 974 c572W
34. Mr. Wilkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether it is planned to re-equip or improve the performance capabilities of the Harrier force within the Royal Air Force.

Mr. Pattie

Yes. Options for the procurement of a number of new Harriers are currently being evaluated, and ways of improving the Harriers already in service are also under investigation.