§ Mr. Bill Walker
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he has yet formed a view on the Coopers and Lybrand report on the Airbus enterprise, a copy of which was sent to his Department; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I have seen the report, which was commissioned from Coopers and Lybrand by the Boeing company. The Government are at present considering the Airbus system in the light of the recent report of the four independent experts, colloquially known as the "wise men". I have nothing to add on this matter to my reply to the question from my hon. Friend the Member For Cheltenham (Mr. Irving) on 13 April.