asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the present prospects for the Concorde aircraft.
I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to a similar Question by the hon. Member for Ashton-under-Lyne (Mr. Sheldon) earlier today.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will now authorise further production funding for Concorde.
I will be discussing the future production programme, among other matters, with my French colleague M. Chamant tomorrow.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many options there are for the Concorde, and what action he is taking to turn them into firm orders.
There are 74 options for Concorde. It is the manufacturers' responsibility to negotiate firm orders, and they have already started negotiations with the airlines concerned.
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