F111K Aircraft Contract

Part of Orders of the Day — Supply – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st May 1967.

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Photo of Mr Eric Lubbock Mr Eric Lubbock , Orpington 12:00 am, 1st May 1967

As the right hon. Gentleman has correctly said, there is a difference between thinking that one does not need a tactical strike and reconnaissance aircraft at all and thinking that one does not need an aircraft of this complexity and sophistication. However, does the right hon. Gentleman think that it would have been of any advantage to this country to have had an aircraft of this type in service at the time of the Cyprus crisis?