HC Deb 29 January 1969 vol 776 cc1311-2
15. Mr. McMaster

asked the Minister of Technology what progress has been made in the negotiations with the Rohr Corporation relating to Short Brothers and Harland; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

I have nothing to add to the reply given by my right hon. Friend to the hon. Member on 27th November last.—[Vol. 774, c. 473–4.]

Mr. McMaster

Will the hon. Gentleman say when the financial reorganisation of Short Bros, and Harland will be complete, and is he aware of the great delay there has been and the trouble which it is causing to Short Bros.?

Mr. Mallalieu

I cannot give a date for that. I know the difficulties that the company is in about this, but it is tied up with negotiations with Rohr.