§ Mr. Arnold
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he has completed his technical assessment of the Coastguarder aircraft; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. MacGregor
A comprehensive technical evaluation of a number of aircraft, including the British Aerospace 748 Coastguarder, for fishery protection work is continuing. On its completion discussions will be held with other interested Departments before final decisions are taken.