HC Deb 18 April 1980 vol 982 c728W
Mr. McCrindle

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will initiate discussions, in concert with the French, with the American aircraft manufacturers to ascertain prospects for joint development of a successor to the Concorde.

Mr. Michael Marshall

No. While there are continuing contacts between British, French and American aircraft manufacturers on advanced supersonic transport, it is clear that our priorities lie with subsonic aircraft.