HC Deb 21 February 1966 vol 725 c26
52. Mr. McMaster

asked the Minister of Labour how many men have left the Hovercraft industry since October, 1964; and how many of these have found other employment in British export industries.

Mr. Thornton

I regret that the information is not available.

Mr. McMaster

Is the hon. Gentleman satisfied with the figures his research department is able to provide on such important matters? Will he take steps to make sure that we promote and expand employment in this new development and exploit its export potential to the full?

Mr. Thornton

I must point out that what the hon. Gentleman describes as the Hovercraft industry is interwoven with the aircraft industry; and at present it is quite impossible to extract the information he seeks.

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