HC Deb 08 December 1965 vol 722 cc397-8
9. Mr. R. Carr

asked the Minister of Aviation when he will publish the report of the Plowden Committee.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

Before the Recess.

Mr. Carr

Will the right hon. Gentleman undertake that time will be found for a debate on this important Report before decisions are taken and that, pending such debate and general conclusions on the Report, the Government will not take any major decisions on aircraft orders even though option dates may have to be extended?

Mr. Jenkins

This matter will be fully debated. I want to lay the Report before the House and the country as quickly as possible, and this will be done. We would not wish to take any decisions which prejudged consideration and carrying out of the recommendations of the Report, but we have never, throughout the sittings of the Plowden Committee, held up necessary decisions which could be taken without prejudice.