HC Deb 14 February 1983 vol 37 c20W
31. Mr. James Lamond

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he is satisfied with the progress being made by Rolls-Royce in its development of the RJ500 engine; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Butcher

Rolls-Royce is continuing to explore, with the Government's encouragement, the possibility of widening its collaboration with the Japanese to include another major partner. The Government await the outcome of these discussions with interest.