§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Minister of Aviation Supply what communications Her Majesty's Government have had with any of the airlines who have an interest in the Lockheed Tri-Star fitted with Rolls Royce RB211 engines; and what was the nature of any such communications.179W
§ Mr. Corfield
B.E.A. has told my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry that it has the Lockheed Tri-Star under consideration as a way of fulfilling its airbus requirements. No other airlines have approached the Government.