HC Deb 22 January 1982 vol 16 cc197-8W
Mr. Churchill

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is his estimate of the additional cost that would be incurred in the completion of the Tornado programme in the event of a 25 per cent. cut in the rate of delivery, expressed in 1982–83 prices.

Mr. Nott

I informed the House yesterday in answer to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Preston, North (Mr. Atkins)—[Vol. 16, c.160.]—about detailed changes in the peak delivery rates for the Tornado programme. These will achieve important savings in the next three financial years. In reaching this decision we took account of the potential for additional cost, which was estimated as being well under one per cent.