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Jet Bombers (Production)

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 6 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Defence what priority has been given to the production of jet bombers.

I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Air in this House on 15th March.

Is the Minister of Defence aware that there is considerable dissatisfaction over our slowness in getting into production with jet bombers, and is he himself satisfied that everything possible is being done to get into production at the earliest possible moment?

I am quite satisfied about the last point. I am sure my hon. Friend knows full well how long it takes to develop a jet bomber from the actual first designing stage. That has already been debated in the House.