HC Deb 19 June 1935 vol 303 c344
21. Miss WARD

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether it is his intention to consider designs for machines submitted by persons outside the present Government suppliers; and whether, in the event of acceptance, any stipulation will be imposed as to the area of manufacture?


As regards the first part of the question, the Air Ministry will be prepared to consider designs put forward from any responsible source. As regards the second part, I do not think I could give an answer to a hypothetical question on a matter which could only be dealt with in a concrete case in the light of all the circumstances.


May I have an assurance that, if a concrete case in relation to depressed areas is put forward, it will have the unprejudiced consideration of my right hon. Friend?


Of course, I will certainly promise to give unprejudiced consideration to any proposal.

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