§ 16. Mr. Pargiter
asked the Minister of Supply what were the reasons which led him to intimate to the Bristol Aircraft Company that the Government would be unable to support financially the project for the production of the new and advanced Orion aeroplane engine; and what bearing this decision has upon the Government's policy regarding the future development of turbo-prop engines.
§ Mr. Aubrey Jones
As to the first part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Bristol, Central (Mr. Awbery) on 26th February last. This decision does2W not represent any change in Government policy towards the development of turboprop engines generally.