HC Deb 17 March 1965 vol 708 cc1277-8
42. Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine

asked the Minister of Aviation what discussions he has had with Commonwealth countries on the possibilities of Commonwealth cooperation in aircraft projects.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

Standing arrangements exist, and will be maintained, with Commonwealth countries for discussions in this field and in all fields of mutual interest.

Mr. Irvine

As there is an important aircraft industry in both Canada and Australia, is this not one of the first things which the right hon. Gentleman should do to improve the facilities in this country?

Mr. Jenkins

Yes, Sir. We are anxious to collaborate in this field with our friends and allies, in Europe, across the Atlantic and in the Commonwealth, and we do not regard collaborative enterprise in one direction as exclusive in any sense.