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Future Large Aircraft

Volume 491: debated on Monday 20 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with his French counterpart on the future of the A400M programme. (268969)

There have been a number of discussions with the French Defence Minister and with others of our partners, and this dialogue is continuing.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the first A400M transport aircraft to be introduced in the Royal Air Force; and if he will make a statement. (269062)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 5 February 2009, Official Report, column 1406W, to the hon. Member for Congleton (Ann Winterton).