HC Deb 21 June 1939 vol 348 cc2270-1W
Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Secretary of State Air for what are the names of the two Scottish firms holding contracts with his Department for the construction of aircraft and the names of the corresponding 26 English firms; and when did the two Scottish firms first obtain such contracts?

Sir K. Wood

The two firms holding contracts for construction of aircraft in Scotland are Blackburn Aircraft Company, Limited (Dumbarton Works), and J. and G. Weir, Limited. These firms obtained these contracts on 15th December, 1936, and 15th May, 1939, respectively.

The list of firms holding contracts for construction of aircraft in England is as follows:

  • Airspeed (1934), Limited.
  • Austin Motor Company, Limited.
  • Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, Limited.
  • Blackburn Aircraft Company, Limited (Brough Works).
  • Boulton Paul Aircraft, Limited.
  • Bristol Aeroplane Company, Limited.
  • Castle Bromwich Aeroplane Factory.
  • Cierva Autogiro Company, Limited.
  • de Havilland Aircraft Company, Limited.
  • English Electric Company, Limited.
  • Fairey Aviation Company, Limited.
  • Folland Aircraft, Limited.
  • General Aircraft, Limited.
  • Gloster Aircraft, Limited.
  • Handley Page, Limited.
  • Hawker Aircraft, Limited.
  • Heston Aircraft, Limited.
  • Martin Baker Aircraft, Limited.
  • Percival Aircraft, Limited.
  • Phillips and Powis Aircraft, Limited.
  • A. V. Roe and Company, Limited.
  • Rootes Securities, Limited.
  • Saunders Roe, Limited.
  • Short Brothers.
  • Vickers-Armstrongs, Limited.
  • Westland Aircraft, Limited.