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Volume 929: debated on Monday 28 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what proposals he has received for the funding of Concorde wing and engine developments; and what are the sums of money involved in these proposed developments.

The British and French authorities have already agreed to the manufacturers undertaking certain limited modifications to Concorde and to continuing engine development. The cost of the airframe modifications is estimated to be £460,000. The cost of engine development cannot be estimated at this stage.