§ Mr. W. ROBERTS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether any and, if so, what steps have been or will be taken to make good the shortage of jigs, fixtures, gauges, tools, and other plant required for the manufacture of aero-engines disclosed in the White Paper recently published?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
The reference in the recent White Paper to a possible shortage of jigs, fixtures, gauges, tools and other plant alluded to a state of affairs which it was anticipated would arise if the scheme were to involve a considerable amount of duplication or multiplication. There is no reason to suppose that the progress of the shadow scheme as now planned is likely to be seriously impeded by shortages arising from such causes.