§ 5. Mr. Beswick
asked the Minister of Supply if he is now in a position to make a statement about his future policy on aircraft research and development.
§ Mr. Beswick
Can the Minister tell us what considerations are holding up this statement? The defence statement is out and, presumably, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has made up his mind about the broad outlines of the financial possibilities. Does not the Minister understand that it is necessary to know whether we are to have sufficient fundamental research in this country to support an aircraft construction industry? How much longer are we to wait?