§ Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the Tucano to be in service with the Royal Air Force as its basic trainer; what was the date originally planned; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
[pursuant to his reply, 4 December 1986]: Shorts advises that delivery of the first Tucano aircraft to the Royal Air Force will be in the spring of 1987. This represents a few months' slippage in the date originally planned.