HC Deb 28 April 1958 vol 587 cc1-2W
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 does not represent any change in Government policy towards the development of turboprop engines generally.