Hon. Heward Grafftey (Minister of State for Science and Technology):
Mr. Speaker, I can assure the hon. member that officials of my department are on the review panel for the new fighter aircraft. We are ascertaining to as great an extent as possible that research and development offsets and technological transfers will be maximized as much as possible.
Let me repeat, that my officials are monitoring this matter very, very closely. I appreciate the hon. member's interest. 1
can assure him that everything possible is being done with either of these aircraft-as he knows, the choice has not yet been made between the aircraft-to ensure that the R and D offsets are as great as possible.
Topic: ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT