HL Deb 15 March 1989 vol 505 c326WA
Lord Teviot

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they expect to make an announcement about Rolls-Royce's launch aid application.

Lord Strathclyde

After extensive discussions with my department, Rolls-Royce has decided to withdraw its application for launch aid for the development of the RB211–524J and 524L engines. The company considers that it will be able to finance the development from its own financial resources and from contributions from risk- and revenue-sharing partners. I wish the company every success with the launch of these engines.