§ 54. Mr. Ronald Bell
asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware of the proposed reduction in activity at the Rotax factory in Beaconsfield; and what action he will take to help the employment position there by the placing of defence orders.
§ Mr. Aubrey Jones
I am aware of this firm's plans which involve the transfer of some work from its Beaconsfield factory to its factory at Hemel Hempstead. This is a measure of rationalisation which has become necessary, in the firm's judgment, because of the decline in military aircraft work. As regards the second part of the Question, I can place defence orders only to meet the stated requirements of the Services.