HC Deb 11 March 1986 vol 93 cc421-2W
28. Mr. Stan Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the progress of the European fighter programme.

Mr. Norman Lamont

As I told the House during the debate on the Royal Air Force on 26 February, at columns 958–60, work on the European fighter aircraft project is proceeding well, and there is much work to be done in the coming months before the industrial report on project definition is submitted to the four Governments for appraisal later this year.