HC Deb 05 March 1951 vol 485 cc25-6
39. Sir T. Moore

asked the Minister of Supply what orders he has given or contemplates giving to Scottish Aviation, Limited, in connection with the programme of re-armament.

The Minister of Supply (Mr. G. R. Strauss)

As I informed the hon. and gallant Member in reply to a similar Question on 23rd October last, it would be contrary to established practice to give information about re-armament orders placed with particular firms. I can assure him, however, that I am aware of this firm's capacity. Opportunities to use it more fully will not be overlooked by my Department and some contracts have, in fact, recently been placed with them.

Sir T. Moore

May I take it that the right hon. Gentleman is not going to pursue the vendetta against Scotland and that he will allow this private enterprise company an opportunity of playing its part in the future of civil aviation?