§ Mr. Clapham
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what resources Her Majesty's Government will commit to the European future large aircraft project; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Aitken
The Government do not consider it necessary to commit defence resources towards the development of the European future large aircraft, since existing technology is adequate to meet short-term requirements for military transport aircraft. The future58W large aircraft will be considered as a candidate to meet future Royal Air Force requirements, if it is available at the appropriate time.