§ Mr. Churchill
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether it is his intention to make provision for the re-sparring of the one remaining Lancaster bomber of the battle of Britain memorial flight in time to avoid its grounding from May 1996 onwards; and if he will make a statement about the future size of the flight.
§ Mr. Soames
[holding answer 16 December]: The future of the battle of Britain memorial flight is not in doubt. Current plans assume that the Lancaster will be re-sparred during the winter of 1995–96. Decisions on the future size of the flight will follow the outcome of a routine review, now under way, into its composition, activities and cost.