§ 43. Mr. Wilkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has had discussions over a potential requirement for an agile combat aircraft to enter service with the Royal Air Force.
§ Mr. Pattie
The experimental aircraft programme announced by my right hon. Friend the Member for St. Ives (Sir J. Nott) on 5 September 1982 is proceeding according to plan and discussions are continuing over the RAF's potential requirement for an agile combat aircraft.