HC Deb 08 February 1971 vol 811 c22
33. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make an official visit to Bathgate.

Sir J. Eden

Neither my right hon. Friend nor I have plans at present to do so.

Mr. Dalyell

Is the Minister aware that in the Bathgate area, as in many other engineering districts, there is grave concern this weekend about what is to happen to sub-contractors who may be involved in Rolls-Royce? Will he do his best to ensure that either the Chancellor of the Exchequer or the Minister of Aviation Supply clarifies the position in the following debate?

Sir J. Eden

I am sure that that will be done, and I give the undertaking for which the hon. Gentleman asks.