§ Mr. Spellar
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the current position regarding Britain's membership of the future large aircraft project. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
The United Kingdom has taken an active part in discussions on the future large aircraft project since the announcement by my right hon. and learned Friend the Foreign Secretary when Secretary of State for Defence in December 1994 and will be considering with the FLA partner nations the implications of recent French statements on FLA funding.