HC Deb 15 July 1959 vol 609 cc406-7
39. Mr. Owen

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will now make a statement on Government policy concerning the proposal to build the new "Queen" liners.

Mr. Watkinson

The Government's consideration of the Cunard Company's proposals is not completed and I am not at present in a position to make a statement.

Mr. Owen

Can the Minister give an assurance that we shall have a statement on the matter before the House rises?

Mr. Watkinson

No, Sir. I am not prepared to give such an assurance. This is a long and very complicated matter and we must have time to study it.

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