§ Mr. Bishop
asked the Minister of Technology if he will make a statement on the potential European use of the Airbus; and when details of the airbus sales consortium may be expected.
§ Mr. Stonehouse
There is an estimated market for some 250 airbuses in Europe and the market outside Europe and the United States could add over 100 to this figure. A joint sales company for the European airbus is expected to be formed during the current first phase of the project.