HC Deb 14 July 1954 vol 530 cc464-5
23. Mr. Rankin

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will make a further statement on the future of Renfrew Maintenance Base.

Mr. Profumo

Since my right hon. Friend discussed this question with hon. Members on both sides of the House from Scotland at the beginning of June he has heard the views of the Scottish Advisory Council for Civil Aviation, the Scottish Trades Union Congress General Council, a special sub-committee of the trade union side of the National Joint Council for Civil Air Transport and the Board of British European Airways. B.E.A. is, at the request of my right hon. Friend, arranging a further meeting with the trade unions on the economic implications of their proposal, and we are examining with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland the views expressed by representative organisations on the social and industrial consequences of transferring work from Renfrew to London.

Mr. Rankin

May I assure the Parliamentary Secretary and the Minister that every effort they make to keep Renfrew Maintenance Base open will have the warmest support of all interests in Scotland?

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