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Volume 889: debated on Tuesday 8 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the total weekly cost of Concorde in the first three months of 1975, and in 1974, respectively.

The average weekly expenditure by the Government on Concorde in the first three months of 1975 was £1·50 million. For the same period in 1974 the equivalent figure was £1·34 million. Allowing for the effects of inflation, this represents a reduction in real terms in 1975 of about 10 per cent. compared with 1974.