HC Deb 17 March 1965 vol 708 c1277
39. Dr. Bennett

asked the Minister of Aviation whether the requirements of civil aviation are within the terms of reference of the Plowden Committee.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

The terms of reference of the Plowden Committee, which I announced to the House on 9th December, 1964, relate to the future of the aircraft manufacturing industry. The Committee is concerned with civil aviation to the extent that civil operators have requirements which could be met by the products of the industry.

Dr. Bennett

Is it not a fact that civil exports of the industry, for instance, cannot be considered without considering civil and military matters almost as a whole? Is this sufficiently covered by the terms of reference of the Committee?

Mr. Jenkins

Yes, Sir, I am sure it is.