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Phantom Aircraft

Volume 720: debated on Tuesday 16 November 1965

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the possible purchase of American Phantom aircraft; and what plans he has for the installation of British engines and electronic equipment in such aircraft.

shall be able to make a statement.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware of the uncertainty felt by members of the Civil Defence services regarding the future of that service; what action he will take; and if he will make a statement.

I understand the need to end this uncertainty, and I shall make a statement as soon as the review of civil defence preparations has been completed.