Hon. R. O. Campney (Minister of National Defence):
Mr. Speaker, the plans to provide the three additional fighter squadrons to which my hon. friend has referred have not been abandoned, but they have had to be postponed for some time for a number of reasons, the principal one of which is that we have extended the NATO air training scheme for another year to take care of 360 West German pilots and certain other pilots from some of the smaller countries. The provision of these three fighter squadrons was tied up with the reorganization of the training scheme and there will be some delay, but they are not being abandoned.
Subtopic: PROPOSED CONSTITUTION OF THREE NEW FIGHTER SQUADRONS