HC Deb 06 February 1958 vol 581 cc210-1W
Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if, in view of the fact that British European Airways has now chosen the de Havilland DH 121 medium jet-airliner, he is now prepared to allow British European Airways its freedom of choice in this matter, having regard not only to the new company set up by de Havillands, but also to the fact that it is difficult to secure orders for a transport aircraft from overseas before it has been ordered in adequate numbers by customers at home.

Mr. Neave

This matter is still under consideration and my right hon. Friend will make a statement as soon as possible.