HC Deb 07 April 1965 vol 710 c465
14. Sir J. Eden

asked the Paymaster-General what action he has taken to date on the co-ordination of information concerning Government statements about the aircraft industry in relation to defence requirements.

Mr. Wigg

None, Sir.

Sir J. Eden

Surely the whole House is sufficiently aware of the activities of the right hon. Gentleman in connection with the aircraft industry and with the responsibility he bears as a Member of he Cabinet for the ruination of the British aircraft industry? How, under those circumstances, can he say that he has taken no steps at all in this regard? Surely we should know a little more of what the right hon. Gentleman has been up to?

Mr. Wigg

One of the ways in which hon. Gentlemen opposite will not succeed in their object is to put down silly Questions because, although I refrain from giving silly Answers, they do not get anywhere near the truth which hon. Members opposite are seeking to establish. If they will turn to the Answer given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister—I am trying to be very helpful—and if they will study it, they will not waste the time of the House in the way in which they have done today.